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How to Rent
July 2018
A new guide has been released for current and prospective tenants in the private rented sector in England. Download it here
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Selective Licensing
March 2018
Stoke-on-Trent City Council are consulting on Selective Licensing in 14 areas (151 streets) of the City in Phase 1. Every rental property in the designated streets will have to have a licence, be inspected and satisfy many conditions. The license will last for 5 years. The City Council have propo...
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Mandatory HMO licensing extension to start in October 2018
March 2018
The government has confirmed that the long-awaited extension of mandatory HMO Licensing. It will be introduced from 1st October 2018. The regulations replace the previous prescribed description of HMO, removing the current three-storey rule. From 1st October 2018, properties that meet all of the fol...
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“How to Rent Guide” updated
January 2018
Landlords should be aware that the Government’s “How to Rent Guide” was updated on 17th January 2018. This updated version is available by clicking here. The guide should be given to candidate tenants just prior to the commencement of the fixed term AST.   If you...
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