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We’re now in our second week of lockdown and we’re all adapting to a new way of life. For many of us, we are juggling working from home with homeschooling and keeping fit whilst trying to keep out of the fridge and maintain a sense of humour and as much normality as we can in our homes.
It’s important that we keep abreast of news and the impact of how the Coronavirus pandemic affects our industry, properties, and investments so that we can continue to fulfil our responsibilities as property agents, landlords, tenants, and contractors.
We continue to take our guidance from ARLA Propertymark who work on our behalf demanding that the Government understand our sector and provide direction to help us follow best practice during the uncertainty.
Advice on electric and gas safety checks in latest UK Gov guidance
The UK Government released non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants, and local authorities. READ MORE
Minimum Energy Efficiency standards changes for England and Wales
The remaining provisions of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) come into force today, 1 April 2020. READ MORE
Temporary measures for Right to Rent checks
After Propertymark’s campaign to #KeepTheRentFlowing, changes have been made to ensure checks can continue. READ MORE
Information for renters on moving and maintenance
In the latest guidance from the Government, renters should, as far as possible, delay moving to a new property. READ MORE
Changes to eviction rules as Coronavirus Act passes into law
Measures are now in place to suspend new evictions from private rented accommodation while the national crisis is taking place. READ MORE