Do I need to provide blinds and curtains in my property?

No – however as a minimum we recommend you provide curtain poles or curtain rails for all windows in the property. When considering blinds and curtains consider the following: The addition of blinds and/or curtains will improve the presentation of the property The addition of blinds and/or curtains will make the property more appealing to […]

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Do landlords need to register with ICO?

Yes – a consequence of being a landlord is that you control personal data I.e. data about your tenant – in data protection law you are known as a data controller. In the law of agency, a principal (in this context a landlord) expressly or implicitly, authorises an agent (in this context a letting agent, […]

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What is a voluntary EPC?

Where an owner or occupier of a building which is not legally required to have an EPC has obtained one voluntarily. 1.1.4.5 para 24 of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD Further Reading THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD (guidance on Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015) Still not […]

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Are my blinds safe and compliant?

Find out if your blinds are safe and compliant by clicking on the link below. You’ll also find video tutorials on how to make your blinds safe and compliant. Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using the contact details here Please rate this article so we know how […]

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Do you have any advice on insurance approved locks?

No – sorry locks and security in general are not our area of expertise. For expert advice on locks we recommend you contact a locksmith and can recommend Glastonbury Locks on  07889599020 (Glastonbury office catchment area). Further Reading Locks Online – Insurance Approved Door Locks Master Locksmiths Association – Find a Master Locksmith Association approved […]

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Do I need landlords insurance?

Yes – Landlords’ insurance is an insurance policy that covers a property owner from financial losses connected with rental properties. The term is commonly used to describe an insurance policy that covers the building, with the option of insuring any contents inside that belong to the landlord. Mortgage lenders insist on buildings insurance as a bare […]

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I have carried out a lot of work on my property do I need a new EPC?

Yes, if the property is modified so that it has a greater or fewer number of parts designed or altered for separate use than it previously had, where the modification includes the provision or extension of any of the fixed services for heating, hot water, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation. The person carrying out the […]

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Do I need a gas safety record for my newly installed gas boiler?

No – Part F, Regulation 36 of The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 require that each appliance and flue is checked for safety within 12 months of being installed. Safety checking of a newly installed gas boiler is discretionary and sometimes arranged as a precautionary measure to check the newly installed boiler is safe. Further […]

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