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The new laws on lettings

16th November 2015

There have been a number of changes in the law recently that will have a profound impact on letting of property in the UK in the future.
This is need-to-know-stuff for all landlords especially if they choose to let their own property without the use of an agent.
Rest assured, at Champions we have taken on board all of these changes and are well prepared to assist our landlords navigate the sea of new regulations in future.
To help you navigate these new and treacherous seas, we have made this newsletter to tell you of the new changes and what we are doing at Champions to deal with the issues involved.

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The new section 21 notice

16th November 2015

The section 21 notice is a vital tool for any landlord, being used to assert the right to bring a tenancy to a natural end. It has also become a great way for landlords to be policed.

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The outlawing of retaliatory eviction

16th November 2015

At least, if you protected your deposit correctly before October of this year and served your Section 21 notice, you could be certain that possession would be mandatory.
Not so any longer. In order to prevent landlords from evicting a tenant as an easier option than effecting vital repairs to a property, there is now a defense against possession through the section 21 notice.

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Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

16th November 2015

From the 1st October 2015 , smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms tmust be installed in rented residential accommodation and checked before the start of each new tenancy.

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