Legislative changes to letting your property due to the Covid-19 pandemic

As members of ARLA Propertymark, the UK’s foremost professional and regulatory body for letting agents, we operate to professional standards far higher than the law demands, providing you with the peace of mind that during these ever changing and challenging times, we will be kept up to date with complex legislative changes and best practice, enabling us to continue to provide you with the professional service you would expect from Batcheller Monkhouse.

The document produced by ARLA Propertymark provides easy to reference information on Government guidance to the private rented sector, as well as new legislation brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak. Read here

Compliance with the necessary regulatory and legislative requirements remains a priority and includes the introduction of the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020.

The Regulations were passed by Parliament on 18 March 2020 and will come into force for new tenancies from 1 July 2020 and all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021, requiring every fixed electrical installation at the property to be inspected and tested at least every five years by a qualified person. Please Note: Tenancy renewals will be classed as new tenancies and hence the regulations will apply. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/312/introduction/made

For our ‘fully managed’ clients, we will be making the necessary arrangements to ensure that your properties / tenancies remain fully compliant and if an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) has not been carried out within the last 5 years, an inspection will be instructed.

Should you wish to know more, the attached Fact Sheet provides a summary of the Government’s latest advice on complying with the new rules considering the Coronavirus pandemic. Read Fact Sheet

We will, of course, be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Please get in touch
Angela Phillips – a.phillips@batchellermonkhouse.com
Clare Sheffield – c.cheffield@batchellermonkhouse.com
Jane Poile – j.poile@batchellermonkhouse.com


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