Rental Information

There have been many changes for the rental market recently.

Please see the links to help understand some of the Government legislation.

If you have any queries please email or call the office on 01375 676655

 

Electrical Requirements 2020

New Regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years. Landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested.

The regulations came into force on 1 June 2020, they apply to new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. The relevant date for determining when the new requirements apply is the date on which the tenancy is granted. A new tenancy is one that was granted on or after 1 June 2020.

 

See link for more details…

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector-guidance-for-landlords-tenants-and-local-authorities/guide-for-landlords-electrical-safety-standards-in-the-private-rented-sector

 

Notice Periods

The government has changed the law to increase eviction/notice periods to 6 months.

See links for more details…

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-sets-out-comprehensive-support-for-renters-this-winter

 

https://www.gov.uk/evicting-tenants/section-21-and-section-8-notices