The Cost of Compliance

When I say I am a letting agent most people presume that my job solely involves valuing properties and finding tenants. Collecting rent, carrying out inspections and dealing with maintenance are sometimes mentioned as an afterthought. What is never considered and, what in my opinion the most important aspect of my role as a letting agent, is compliance. Our number Continue Reading →

Gas Safety Week: 18 -24 September 2017

The seventh annual Gas Safety Week will see organisations from across the UK working together, to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority. Gas Safety Week – coordinated by Continue Reading →

Right to Rent = Discrimination against Foreign Nationals?

Back in May the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) wrote to the Home Secretary challenging the decision to roll out the Right to Rent scheme to Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The Right to Rent scheme places an obligation on landlords to ensure that they do not rent to people who do not have the “right to Continue Reading →