Evictions Ban Extended in England


 The government has announced a further extension to the ban on bailiff-enforced evictions for private renters in England. The previous restrictions were due to end on Monday the 11th of January, following a month-long ban over the Christmas period. The new extension will be until the 21st of February 2021 and reviewed regularly, meaning

How Many Legal Obligations Do Landlords Have?


Do you know how many different laws a landlord must comply with? A recent study by the Residential Landlords Association has revealed the number of different laws that create an obligation on landlords in the private rental sector. Back in 2010, this figure stood at 118, but has since shot up by a staggering 32%

November Lockdown: What You Need To Know


Updated: 4th November 2020 We have received many enquiries over the last few days from landlords and tenants wondering exactly how they will be affected by the second national lockdown in England, which passed through Parliament today. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 specifically states that activities relating to our sector

Covid-19: Landlord Legislation Update


Extended Section 21 Notice Periods The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed that it is to extend the evictions ban in England until the 20th of September 2020, and will also introduce six-month long notice periods that will run until the 31st of March 2021. The ban, which was announced in

New Bath Apartments Offer Premier City Centre Living


Space Available in Recently Completed John Street Development Space is now available at a prime location in Bath city centre, offering the conveniences of modern living nestled within the splendour of Georgian architecture. Kingsgate Apartments, 7 John Street, a development by Longacre, contains six apartments, a mixture of one and two bed. The new homes

COVID-19 Update: Back To Work


The New Normal On Wednesday 13th of May, the government removed restrictions on residential lettings and issued strict guidelines, specifying how we can return to work. Safety remains paramount and we have had to radically adapt our methods to ensure that our staff and our customers are safe. The peak of the epidemic may have

Reside COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan


Last update: 15 May 2020. Please note that this blog has been superseded by a more recent post, which details our plans to re-open our office for business. This can be found here. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have put in place the below action plan to minimise any disruption to our services,

New EPC Regulations Imminent


Don’t be fooled by 1st April changes to energy rules. We are proud of being experts on the property in Bath. We are equally proud of keeping a focused eye on any changes to laws and legislation which may affect our clients. One such change is the upcoming changes to energy regulations, which will come

What’s Happening to Section 21?


  The Government’s election manifesto confirmed its plans to abolish Section 21 of the Housing Act and improve the grounds for eviction set out in Section 8 of the Act. The timescale of these changes is currently unknown but, once implemented, landlords will need to know how to bring a tenancy to an end legitimately.