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Tenant Address Portal for Water Billing in England & Wales
Posted 17.09.18

www.landlordtap.com Landlord TAP is a free and easy to use website that allows Landlords and Managing Agents, of residential properties in England & Wales, to provide water companies with details of those responsible for the payment of water and/or sewerage charges for their tenanted properties.  

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Bespoke & Tailored Mortgage Advice for Members
Posted 17.07.18

As many of you know Jim Old worked alongside the Association for many years offering mortgage advice and sorted out financial services for many of our members.  Since Jim went onto pastures new, I have struggled to find someone to take his place and who I would be happy to recommend to members.  I am […]

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Yet another new How to Rent Guide
Posted 10.07.18

Just two weeks after the Government launched an updated version of the How to Rent guide, it yesterday (9th July 2018)  issued a new one. This time it is called How to Rent – the checklist for renting in England. With immediate effect, landlords and agents should ensure they are issuing this very latest guide […]

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New Data Protection Rules
Posted 10.04.18

On 25th May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced with the General Data Protection Regulation.  This new regulation contains very onerous obligations compared to what we have now in the form of data protection and  will affect all landlords and agents as it introduces new and enhanced rights for individuals and their personal […]

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Universal Credit
Posted 29.11.17

From October 2017 Universal Credit will be rolled out across Gateshead This will replace: Income Support Child Tax Credit Housing Benefit Working Tax Credit Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Universal Credit is designed to be claimed online, if tenants don’t have access to the internet or are not confident using a computer, […]

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New Accelerated Possession Form
Posted 28.11.17

Please be aware that HMCTS has released a new version of the N5b Claim Form for Accelerated Possession Claims.   This is the form used for court possession after a Section 21 has expired and the new form takes into account the requirements of the Deregulation Act concerning tenancies which came into force on 1st […]

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Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims
Posted 17.10.17

From 1st October 2017 there is a new pre-action protocol which applies to all businesses, including sole traders, wanting to make a claim against an individual for an outstanding debt. This will therefore apply to a landlord or agent taking a tenant to the small claims court in respect of claiming monies for arrears of […]

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Great Value Landlord Insurance
Posted 14.10.17

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Vetting of a Tenant
Posted 13.09.17

The Association in conjunction with Val Mildert has a vetting service set up for members of Gateshead Private Landlords Association.  This service can be used to vet potential tenants for members for their properties both in and outside the Gateshead Borough.  It is an extensive vetting which includes: Credit Check  – They will check if […]

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Important Information on Energy Performance in Private Rented Properties
Posted 01.08.17

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