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Painsmith Blog

New How to Rent: the Checklist

Just a reminder to all our readers that as of today the How to Rent: checklist for renting in England has again been updated.  Make sure you are giving the most up to date version!

Right to Rent Checks

The 1st February 2016 is nearly upon us.  The requirement to undertake “right to rent” checks becomes mandatory throughout England for all tenancies starting on or after this date. For those in the West Midlands pilot zone apologies, you will all be very familiar with the processes and what is required. For everyone else this …

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We are today experiencing some issues with our telephone lines where if people call in we cannot hear them.  If you experience this please do email instructions@painsmith.co.uk and we will come back to you. Apologies, our engineers are working hard to correct the problem.

PainSmith Seminar

Our next Seminar will take place on Thursday 21st January 2016 at The Holiday Inn, Peartree Roundabout, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 8JD. The Seminar is slanted specifically towards relocation companies. The event will start with registration and lunch from 1pm and run from 2pm to 5pm with networking drinks until 7pm. Topics to be covered …

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Mediation in Property Disputes

We have previously blogged on mediation back in 2011. Its significance in disputes is now greater than ever. Pretty much every court and tribunal will encourage parties to disputes to have actively considered mediation and many run their own mediation schemes. Those of you in business will typically need to have reference to alternative dispute …

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Section 21 Prescribed Form 6A

Dear All, Just to remind all Helpline Subcribers that we have uploaded today the most up to date version of the Prescribed Form. If you have downloaded a version prior to todays date, 7th October 2015, please discard and download the most up to date version to make sure it is the current prescribed form. …

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Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Recent Developments

We recently blogged on the proposed changes to a landlord’s safety requirements to provide smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (see here ). On Friday, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published some guidance as to the implications for landlords. A full copy of the DCLG guidance can be found here However last …

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Another successful enfranchisement

Today we completed yet another successful freehold acquisition! David Whitney and his team acted throughout in putting together with, a steering group of residents, a claim for enfranchisement of a development of two blocks of flats, various freehold houses and associated grounds comprising over 70 units. PainSmith worked with the steering group to ensure more …

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New Terms of Business

PainSmith Solicitors has updated its lettings terms of business to incorporate recent changes in legislation. The new version is available to purchase now from our online shop  for £200 plus VAT.

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