A message from Havencare Home and Support Ltd-
Havencare Homes and Support Ltd are a charity based in Plymouth that provide housing and support for adults with learning disabilities, autism and acquired brain injuries.
We are currently in need of two bed bungalows and houses in Plymouth and Cornwall, particularly Penzance. If you are looking to rent your property and would like to make a real difference to someone’s life, please consider us as your next tenant.
Why let through Havencare? –
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07851256234.
As a result of the government’s announcement on 14 June 2021 to extend the date for the easing of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to rent checks will now end on 31 August 2021. From 1 September 2021, landlords and letting agents will revert to face-to-face and physical document checks as set out in legislation and guidance. This will ensure landlords and letting agents have sufficient notice to put measures in place to enable face-to-face document checks.
COVID adjusted right to rent checks are carried out remotely as follows:
Many landlords have continued to check their prospective tenant’s right to rent in person throughout the COVID period, this is acceptable, the adjusted measures are a temporary alternative. There is no requirement to carry out retrospective checks on those who had a COVID adjusted check between 30 March 2020 and 31 August 2021 (inclusive).
For further information; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-landlord-right-to-rent-checks
**PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS NOT AN SWLA WEBINAR – PLEASE SIGN UP BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND**
Martyn Taylor of Ashley Taylors Legal invites all SWLA members to the following free landlord webinar;
When – 11am Friday 18th June 2021
Subject- Why am I fighting a disrepair claim when there’s nothing wrong with my property?
Martyn will be looking at disrepair defences being commonly used as a delaying tactic by tenants who do not want their landlord claiming possession. Is there a way to avoid this situation? There are many ways of reducing your exposure to this ever increasing risk. The first is knowledge and proper systems to minimise the effect. It will be a very interesting and valuable webinar for landlords to listen in to.
If you would like to sign up, please click the following registration link;
Register in advance for this webinar:
The webinar is limited to 500 attendees on a first come, first served basis.
On 01 June 2021, possession forms were updated on the government website to reflect the new 4 minimum month notice periods for Section 8 notices and Section 21 notices.
The possession forms on the SWLA database were updated at 12 noon on 03 June 2021, if you printed possession forms prior to that time, please log back in and print again to ensure that you serve the correct notice to your tenant.
If you served your tenant notice anytime after 4.30pm on Friday 28th May 2021, the new form will need to have been used.
Remember to give a few days extra on your notice periods. If you give exactly 4 months, it can be thrown out of court to not giving enough notice to your tenant.