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We had an extremely interesting talk at our October meeting from Steve Knight from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority. They are a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) governed by an independent Board made up of a chair and six members, who were recruited for their respective knowledge, experience and skills. They are attached to the Home Office and work in […]
Crisis Newcastle offers training course to it’s clients in tenancy based skills. The course covers all matters of securing and maintaining a tenancy such as responsibilities, individual budgets and household management. Each client who completes the course will have a dedicated member of staff from Crisis supporting them for at least a year in their […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]