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Right to Rent

Who conducts the checks? Right to Rent requires letting agents and landlords to prove their tenant has right to rent in the United Kingdom. Should a landlord appoint an agent to conduct checks on their behalf and subsequent follow up checks, they should retain a written agreement clearly stating who is responsible. Such an arrangement …

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Christmas Opening Hours

PainSmith will close at 12pm on December 22nd 2023, and re-open on December 27th to December 29th inclusive from 9am until 5.30pm. Normal business will resume on January 2nd 2024 at 9am. The Helpline will continue to operate as usual during our opening hours. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New …

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Power outage

Our local area is currently experiencing a power outage. All services offered by PainSmith therefore will be effected. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 14:00 – Power has been restored. We thank everyone for their patience. 4 August 2023

Renters (Reform) Bill

The Renters (Reform) Bill has finally been introduced and presented in Parliament, and after much discussion with landlords and agents, it is clear there is much more to be debated. The most important thing to note is that this Bill is not yet law. This Bill is the first step to bring this proposal into …

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Updated Holding Deposit Agreement – May 2023

The Holding Deposit Agreement has been updated and contains additional information on the circumstances in which the holding deposit can be retained by the landlord. The updated Holding Deposit Agreement is available for free in the Document Vault for our helpline subscribers. Alternatively, it can be purchased from the PainSmith online shop for £60 plus …

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Reminder – Updating and Re-Serving Deposit Prescribed Information

Hopefully those lettings agents and landlords reading our blogs are already familiar with the requirements relating to tenancy deposits, including the need to provide tenants with deposit prescribed information within 30 days of receipt and protection of the deposit monies. What is sometimes overlooked however are the circumstances in which this deposit prescribed information must …

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How to Rent: Checklist for Renting in England guide (March 2023)

The new How to Rent: Checklist for Renting in England guide was published 24 March 2023, replacing the December 2020 version. Some confusion has arisen as to whether this must be served on tenants in existing tenancies (tenancies entered into before 24 March 2023). It is only new tenancy agreements OR renewals, entered after 24 …

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New Document for purchase

PainSmith have been provided the rights to sell the Complylex Pre-Tenancy Checklist. The Checklist is intended to provide both landlords and agents a resource to ensure that they have considered the information they require and have served the tenant with the relevant documentation in accordance with their legal requirements prior to and subject to entering …

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