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SWLA Christmas Office Hours

Posted on December 20th, 2019 -

The SWLA Office will be closed 24th, 25th & 26th December. The rest of the festive period, phone lines and emails will be maintained.

We wish all of our members and supporters a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

19th December 2019 saw the state opening of Parliament. What does this mean for landlords?

Posted on December 19th, 2019 -

The Queen announced a Renters’ Reform Bill that will abolish the use of Section 21 (no fault) evictions. The grounds for possession via Section 8 will be reformed. Landlords will have more rights to gain possession of their property through the courts where there is a legitimate need to do so. The court process will be improved to make it quicker and easier for landlords to gain possession. It is hoped that a dedicated housing tribunal will be introduced making the process better for all parties involved.

The Government’s Renters’ Reform Bill will also introduce a lifetime deposit so that renters don’t need to save for a deposit every time they move house.

SWLA encourage members to engage with MPs to ensure that the reforms are fit for purpose.

For further information on the reforms; https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/853886/Queen_s_Speech_December_2019_-_background_briefing_notes.pdf

Information Abridged from ARLA & gov.uk

Washing Machine Recall (Hotpoint & Indesit Brands)

Posted on December 19th, 2019 -

More than half a million certain models of washing machines manufactured between 2014 and 2018 are been recalled by Whirlpool (Hotpoint and Indesit Brands) – landlords should check appliances by using the ‘model checker online’ https://washingmachinerecall.whirlpool.co.uk/ entering the model and serial number found inside the door or on the back.

Alternatively, call the Whirlpool helpline on 0800 316 1442.

If your/your tenant’s washing machine is affected, you can choose a like for like replacement or a free in home repair of the appliance.


Posted on December 12th, 2019 -

SWLA AGM – Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – 7.30pm – Future Inn, Plymouth

Christmas Open Office 2019

Posted on December 12th, 2019 -

Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Open Afternoon! It was great to see you all.

We would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you next year whether this be on a training course, at the AGM/General Meetings or in the office.

From the SWLA Office Staff and Committee.

Charity Looking for 1 & 2 Bedroom Flats in Devon/Cornwall to Let

Posted on December 12th, 2019 -

Brook Housing are a non-profit charity with a goal to find suitable housing for people with learning disabilities and Autism across Devon and Cornwall.

We are looking for landlords who are flexible and willing to accept a company let. All tenancies are in our company name and guaranteed by Brook Housing. That’s guaranteed rent on time EVERYTIME, a guarantee your property will be returned to you in the same, if not better condition and a guarantee of a long term tenancy.

If you’re tired of paying expensive agency fees, having voids in your rent and being left to pay for tenant damage at the end of your tenancies please contact us at www.brookhousing.co.uk or call our office on 01752 230185 for further information.

Charity Looking for Large Plymouth Houses to Let

Posted on December 12th, 2019 -

‘Colebrook SW’ are a local charity who are looking for 6 bedroomed properties (with a room that could be used as a small office) in which to support vulnerable adults.

  • Central area preferred but all areas considered
  • Guaranteed rent of at least £1200 rent per month
  • All bills, compliance and general maintenance paid for and completed by Colebrook
  • Tenants found and managed by Colebrook – Staff on during the day and 24 hr cover
  • 5 year+ lease – bespoke as required
  • 4/5 bedroomed properties (with office potential) will also be considered (with rent adjusted accordingly)

For further information, please contact Shelley 01752 205210; ssanderson@colebrooksw.org

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