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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What is covered by an electrical installation inspection?

Periodic inspection and testing should be carried out only by electrically competent persons, such as registered electricians. They will check the condition of the electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations, BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations). The inspection takes into account all the relevant circumstances and […]

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Do I need to have the electrical installation at my property checked?

If your property is a HMO – yes under the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006 it is mandatory to ensure that every fixed electrical installation is inspected and tested at intervals not exceeding five years by a person qualified to undertake such inspection and testing. If your property is occupied by […]

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Do I need to have the electrical installation at my property inspected?

No – However it is a recommendation from Electrical Safety First (ESF) that you have the electrical installation inspected. On that basis we recommend landlords arrange for a registered electrician to carry out a periodic inspection of the electrical installation and produce an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). A schedule of circuit details and test […]

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How hard is it to get a HMO licence?

Details about applying for a HMO licence in the Mendip district can be found on the Mendip District Council website here The application process from receipt of payment to issuing of the licence takes approximately 1 month (October 2016) For advice and assistance with HMO licences please contact the Licencing Team in Environmental Health at […]

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What is the non resident landlord scheme and how does it work?

Landlords resident overseas must request HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) approval to receive rent with no tax deducted. Unless Jungle Property receive approval, we will automatically deduct tax from rent collected and pass it to HMRC. The approval number supplied by the HMRC is unique to each agent and is not transferrable between agents. To […]

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