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September 26, 2017

Trading Standards Week – Clamp down on Letting Agents

Trading Standards Week – Clamp down on Letting Agents

  London Trading Standards (LTS) is launching its first city-wide, week long, awareness campaign, aimed at showcasing efforts to ensure consumers and reputable businesses are protected across the capital. Yesterday, 25 September 2017, London’s 33 Local Authority Trading Standards Services joined forces to bring to light the key issues that…

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September 25, 2017

The importance of having an up-to-date website presence

The importance of having an up-to-date website presence

  There’s no doubt that establishing a web presence in today’s digital landscape is vital. Individuals and organisations alike are now researching, collaborating and in general, interacting through devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and desktops more than ever before, this is backed up by the fact that 73%…

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September 18, 2017

Beware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  This Gas Safety Week (18-24 September) Dr. Ranj Singh is supporting Gas Safe Register to raise awareness of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and its symptoms as a third (32%) of people would not recognise them, misdiagnosing symptoms for other illnesses. CO poisoning is known as the ‘silent killer’ as it has…

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August 26, 2017

An Update on the Form 6A Notice

An Update on the Form 6A Notice

In October 2015 changes to Section 21 notice (Form 6A) were introduced through the Deregulation Act 2015. Almost two years on we are all accustomed to the new rules, however, there are some issues that have been causing concern. A reminder – Notice MUST be served in a prescribed format using…

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August 26, 2017

Housing News from the Council of Mortgage Lenders

Housing News from the Council of Mortgage Lenders

According the Department for Communities and Local Government the number of housebuilding starts is its highest level since 2008. During the year to June 2017, 164,960 new homes were started to be built up 13% on the previous year, and have increased by more than three-quarters since the low of…

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August 19, 2017

The Guild of Letting & Management Limited pledges its support for Gas Safety Week 2017

The Guild of Letting & Management Limited pledges its support for Gas Safety Week 2017

The Guild of Letting & Management has pledged its support for Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017) and will be promoting Gas Safe throughout the whole of September to raise awareness of gas safety and urge the public to keep themselves safe from dangerous gas appliances. The seventh annual Gas…

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July 30, 2017

Safety Matters as does Due Diligence

Safety Matters as does Due Diligence

The fire at Grenfell Tower block on 14 June in North Kensington, killed at least 80 people and sadly, bought to light failure on so many levels. Of the 82 buildings that failed the latest test, 47 are local authority or housing association-owned or managed. The new fire safety test set up…

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July 30, 2017

Is there a difference in law between a Contractual and a Statutory Periodic Tenancy?

Is there a difference in law between a Contractual and a Statutory Periodic Tenancy?

When any Assured Shorthold Tenancy reaches the end of its fixed term then by operation of law the tenancy reverts to a periodic tenancy. But will it be a statutory periodic tenancy or a contractual periodic tenancy and what is the difference, if any, between the two? The first thing…

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July 4, 2017

The Key for Letting Agents is Preparedness

The Key for Letting Agents is Preparedness

With the advent of so much change over the next 6 to 12 months, the key is “Preparedness”. The changes will be one of the most significant to hit the Private Rented Sector. Unlike most of the changes over the last 13 years, the Legislation will impact Letting Agents. There…

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July 4, 2017

So What Exactly is Employee Relocation & Global Mobility?

So What Exactly is Employee Relocation & Global Mobility?

It always surprises me just how many people I meet that have never even heard of employee relocation, let alone administered or benefited from it. Misunderstandings are common. A recent interlocutor thought it was about moving employees to a new work site from one that was closing down. To a…

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