Mandatory Electrical Safety Certificates in the Private Rented Sector (England) from 1st July 2020

Electrical Safety Certificates will become mandatory for all new tenancies in England from 1st July 2020, and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2021. **ORDER YOUR EICR NOW!** From 1st July 2020 Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) become mandatory in the private rented sector for new and renewed tenancies in England, and for all…

Sample Letters For Landlords Regarding Coronavirus

We’ve created a selection of free resources for landlords to use when writing to their tenants regarding coronavirus. Please feel free to amend the letters as you see fit to suit your circumstances. General Coronavirus Letter It’s imporant to ensure that your tenants are safe and well. Heading off issues with rent payments before they…

New EPC Regulations in Effect from 1st April 2020

From today (1st April 2020), landlords must not grant a new tenancy (including the renewal of an existing contract), or continue to let a property where the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is below the minimum permitted energy efficiency level of a band E. This means that anyone whose rental property has an F or G…

Gas safety advice for landlords during the Coronavirus update

We are aware that the new restrictions announced by the UK Prime Minister on leaving your own home and avoidance of any social contact will reduce the ability for landlords to arrange annual safety checks. Gas Safe Register are working with the HSE to provide new guidance specific to this 3-week period. Landlords have a…

COVID-19: General Tenant Advice

* Update 13th May 2021 – England Only * We urge you to follow the advice being given by Government and the NHS. You can read the current advice from the NHS here. Viewings According to the latest Government guidance, landlords can continue to market their property for let, and viewings can continue to take…

COVID-19: General Landlord Advice

* Update 13th May 2021 – England Only * The government have released a detailed document with regards to moving home during the lockdown. You can find the government guidance for landlords and agents here, it was last updated on 12th April 2021. ******************* Using information from a number of sources including Government and trade bodies,…

Mandatory Electrical Safety Certificates to be introduced

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be introduced in a phased approach. Whilst the implementation date has not yet been clarified, MHCLG has stated its intention to introduce legislation as soon as possible. Although dates are yet…

Rightmove’s 2020 Forecast for House Prices

Finally some good news for the housing market! Rightmove’s 2020 forecast predicts a 2% rise in the price of property coming to the market. Read the full report here

Looking for an alternative to Upad?

If you’re one of the very many landlords who appreciated the excellent customer service offered by Upad, and are now lost in the sea of online letting agents with no idea who to choose, here’s my advice to you: Call them. See what they’re about. Get a feel for the people and their customer care….

Zoopla’s Rental Market Report, Q3 2019

This new quarterly report has been developed by the research team at Zoopla to provide a detailed insight into the important trends in this large and diverse part of the UK housing market. It provides an accurate view on the market, tracking everything from achieved rents over time, to time to let. Top-line, the Q3…