With a general election announced for 4 July 2024, what would the Labour pa... read more »


The government aims to update guidance around damp and mould in rented properties, so here's an overview of what's currently in place. How widespread are the issues with mould and damp in rental homes? Eleven percent of private rented homes and fou... read more »
A common reason that tenants fall into rent arrears is because they're unhappy with the condition of the property, and begin to withhold rent. Allegations of disrepair can have an adverse effect on a rent protection claim if appro... read more »
Section 24 of the Finance Act 2015 places restrictions on the tax relief that landlords can receive on their finance costs - yet a petition calls for this measure to be reversed. A petition calling for the government to reinstate t... read more »
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND THE EXTRA SAFEGUARD AGAINST RENT ARREARs   Energy is still hitting the headlines in 2023. Although new price forecasts are optimistic, upcoming energy efficiency changes for private rented homes are likely to requir... read more »
Happy New Year! Now that 2022 is behind us, let's look ahead to the coming months and what we can expect to see in the lettings industry. As well as the introduction of the Renters' Reform Bill, there are changes on the horizon for the short-term let... read more »
Trouble with your Boiler in the cold weather ? here's some great tips for you to be able to check the basics before calling out an engineer.https://youtu.be/LhryscYx8Nc   Thank you    Abacus Homes
  Dear Landlord   The months leading up to the end of the year promise to be busy for the lettings market, with changes to carbon monoxide and smoke alarm regulations on the horizon (see our last newsletter for more details on that) as w... read more »
  Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022: guidance for landlords and tenants     The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015.   The S... read more »
July News   The government promised that it would release its Renters' Reform Bill white paper in spring 2022, and the paper was published on 16 June, meeting its self-imposed deadline with a few days to spare. The paper reveals more details o... read more »
  Stranger than fiction but true - a private tenant has taken vows in a somewhat pseudo marriage ceremony with her cat hoping this will help her bypass any rental pet ban.   Deborah Hodge, 49, claims she has had to rehome three pets beca... read more »
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