Real Estate Scams

Real Estate Scams You Need To Avoid

2017 saw the highest number of first-time buyers since 2006, and the selling market isn’t the only UK real estate market that is doing well. More people than ever before are renting properties – but whether you are buying or renting, there are a few real estate scams that you need to be aware of. Real estate […]

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Electric safety

Working Group Recommendations – Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

Following the approval of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Private Rented Sector working group was established to setup legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector. Following deliberations, a consultation paper has since been released in February 2018 with eight recommendations. Objective of the proposed legislative requirements are to strike a […]

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First-time buyers in 2017 reach decade-high

As per UK Finance, 2017 overall saw the highest number of first-time buyers (365,000) since 2006. There were 30,800 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in December, some 5.2 per cent fewer than in the same month a year earlier.  The £5.1bn of new lending in the month was 1.9 per cent down year-on-year.  The average […]

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EPC

Changes in Law Regarding EPC

The landlords of almost 300,000 properties will need to upgrade their energy efficiency by April or face several thousands of pounds in fines. The worst-rated properties in the country must be improved to a new minimum standard before a new tenancy in the private-rented sector can be offered. In 2020, no existing tenancies can be extended unless they […]

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Smoke and carbon regulations come under scrutiny

Government has announced to review the effectiveness of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015. This is of major importance as it effects all landlords of private rented sector properties in England. The consultation does not propose any policy changes or changes to the regulations. it’s an important consultation in light of the […]

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