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Ashley Taylor Webinar 19/01/2022

Posted on January 14th, 2022 -


Martyn Taylor of Ashley Taylors Legal invites all SWLA members to the following free landlord webinar;
When – 11am Wednesday 19th January 2022
Subject- It’s 2022 – Let’s be aware of the changes coming.’
Where- Zoom

Martyn will be updating attendees on making sure Section 8 notices are correct and ensuring landlords do not double up accidently on notices which might already be served and still valid. Also a general look into common possession pitfalls. 

In addition there will be a “standard update” on any recent developments in practice affecting the procedures that need to be carried out by landlords – and any cases that merit attention and reaction! i.e. the little things that we need to be aware of and take note in our actions to get things right.

If you would like to sign up, please click the following registration link to register in advance; https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4JetXiXISN2fmbV64UeKVg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Any questions in advance please email to events@ashleytaylors.co.uk.

The webinar is limited to 500 attendees on a first come, first served basis.

Bristol – New Licencing Schemes from 06 April 2022 – (Bedminster, Brislington West and Horfield Wards)

Posted on January 5th, 2022 -

The proposals for Additional Licensing of Private Rented Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Bedminster, Brislington West and Horfield wards and Selective licensing scheme of all other privately rented properties in Bedminster and Brislington West wards were approved by the Cabinet and the scheme will come into force on 6 April 2022.  The scheme will be in operation for five years. 

Most privately rented properties (including HMOs) in Bedminster and Brislington West wards, and HMOs only in Horfield ward, will require a licence from 6 April 2022 and each property will be inspected at least once during the lifetime of the scheme to ensure that they meet licensing standards.

An HMO is a property where three or more persons who are not related, occupy the accommodation and share some facilities such as bathroom and/or kitchen.

It is a legal requirement for landlords to make a licence application for each property that they let in the area that needs a licence. Failure to do so could result in enforcement action and prosecution. A fee is charged for each licence, payable in two stages, the first on application, the second part before the licence is issued.

Landlords with properties with Mandatory Licences do not need to make a further application under this scheme.

Further details on how to make a licence application will be sent in due course and will be included on our website https://www.bristol.gov.uk/licences-permits/property-licences where you can also find out more information about property licensing.

The Property Licensing scheme was approved by the Mayor at the council’s Cabinet meeting. All comments, observations or queries concerning this decision should be directed to your elected representative (ward councillor) and not through the council’s complaint procedure.

Information from Bristol City Council


Posted on January 5th, 2022 -

Meeting; AGM –

Date; Wednesday 19th January 19:30 –

Venue; Future Inn Plymouth –

SWLA Members Only

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