Tag Archives: regulations

Further Energy Performance Tweaks

The EPC regulations have been amended in order to allow for information about less efficient properties to be provided to the Energy Saving Trust.

Gas Safe Register Confusion

The Gas Safe Register seems to be giving erroneous advice.

Sale and Rent Back Regulation

The FSA has published details of its plans to regulate the sale and lease back sector.

Electrical Safety in Dwellings- A Reminder

Landlords and agents need to remember the legal requirments for ensuring electrical safety in residential property.

LACORS on Cancellation of Contracts

LACORS guidance suggests care is needed when verbally agreeing to start marketing for landlords after a face-to-face meeitng in their home or place of work.

Gas Safe Register

Boarding my train to London this morning I saw a poster campaign for the new Gas Safe Register. The successor to the old CORGI Landlords Gas Safety Certificate regime. While it is good to see promotion of gas safety, landlords and agents should make sure they are familiar with the new system and ensure that […]

New Gas Safety Regime

From 1 April the landlord’s gas safety regime is changing

Smoke Control in Wales

From 31 December 2008 the The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Wales) Order 2008 has introduced certain exemptions to the Clean Air Act 1993 in Wales. This allows that certain types of stove, mainly wood-burners are exempt from this legislation because they are particularly clean-burning. From a landlord’s point of view it might be worth […]

Cancellation of Consumer Contracts

Under the Cancellation of Contracts Made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work Etc Regulations 2008 new restrictions were imposed on certain types of contract from 1 October 2008. The regulations do not apply to tenancy agreements but they do apply to agent’s terms of business with landlords. The regulations only apply where the […]