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Health and Safety Responsibilities for Landlords

18 January, 20170 Comments
When it comes to investment, many people turn towards the property market. However, the responsibilities of being a landlord can often become blinded by the future profits and investment opportunities. As a private landlord, you have a duty of care towards your tenants; making sure that the property is safe to live in and meets
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Health and safety for residential evictions

12 September, 20162 Comments
In this article we give you an insight into the health and safety aspects we consider at High Court Enforcement Group prior, during and after the safe eviction of tenants from a residential property. Operational plan  When it comes to planning, information is key. Before any eviction, we carry out a three-part risk assessment to
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Landlord fined £10,000 for failing to properly manage house

21 August, 20150 Comments
A landlord has been fined £10,744 for failing to properly manage his two-story property split into seven bedsits in Leamington on Westlea Road. Magistrates at Nuneaton Justice Centre heard that a fire at the property led to an investigation by the Fire Service and Warwick District Council’s Private Sector Team. Firefighters found that the fire
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Health and safety when planning evictions

19 June, 20150 Comments
The Sheriffs Office share with you the key factors that go into planning the health and safety aspect of evictions by a High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) under a writ of
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A Christmas Greeting from Newham Council…oh, and a £20k fine

16 December, 20130 Comments
In a time of goodwill to all men, this week final warning letters will be sent to those landlords in Newham who have not yet registered for the UK’s first mandatory licensing scheme, and those that fail to comply face fines of up to £20,000. In May 2013 nearly 30,000 applications had been made for the flagship
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Limiting the risks for you and your tenants with preventative pest control

04 September, 20130 Comments
Landlords have a responsibility to keep the premises they are letting out well maintained and habitable. When it comes to pest control, however, deciding who is responsible can sometimes be a grey area. If you can prove that the tenant caused an infestation as a result of poor cleaning practices, they can be asked to
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