PrimeChoice - Property Management and Lettings

General

All the new tenancy notice periods and rules

1 September 2020

Agents and landlords must now give tenants six months’ notice before they can evict, except in the most serious of cases, such as incidents of anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.

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Policies & Procedures

1 June 2020

With the challenges presented by Coronavirus, we are working proactively to adapt and ensure we work successfully within the Governments Guidelines. Details of our current Policies & Procedures can be seen below:

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TENANT FEES ACT 2019 – TRANSITION PERIOD COMES TO AN END

1 June 2020

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 provided for a 12-month transition period for tenancies which started before June 2019 and ends on 31 May 2020, meaning any tenancy clauses in existing contracts that charge fees will become unenforceable after this date.

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Electrical Safety Regulations

1 June 2020

Electrical Safety Regulations

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LEGISLATIVE CHANGES DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1 May 2020

 

The following link is both helpful and informative of some of the changes that have into effect:

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY STANDARDS UPDATE

1 May 2020

The Regulations were passed by Parliament on 18 March 2020 and will come into force for new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021.

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MINIMUM ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARD (MEES)

1 May 2020

Prime Choice is reminding clients that the remaining provisions of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) came into force, 1 April 2020. We have of course informed clients of this previously and acted where appropriate but believe it is important to be aware of this.

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What does the COVID-19 Act mean for private sector landlords?

4 April 2020

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government announced a “radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. As a result, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time.” The Government’s emergency legislation, the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”), is now in force and makes changes to the procedure for serving notices seeking possession. The Government has also published guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities explaining their rights and responsibilities during these unprecedented times.

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Online Viewings & Video Tours

4 April 2020

 

Because viewing a property in person is not possible for the foreseeable future due to the Government advice for people to stay in their homes, we've been working proactively to setup Online Viewings & Video Tours for any vacant properties.

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Online Viewings & Video Tours Performance

4 April 2020

 As an update to the below article from the 4th April, since we introduced the video tours:

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