As a landlord, it is important to keep up with the latest legislation in order to keep your tenants and yourself secure. The latest change to keep abreast of is the government’s new electrical safety regulations – specifically for electrical installations in your properties. Fall foul of these rules, and you could be facing financial penalties of up to £30,000.
As we can now socialise with up to 6 family members and friends in outdoor spaces, including back gardens, a BBQ is a great way to have some fun with your favourite people whilst staying safe. However, there is now a bit more to think about with increased hygiene standards and social distancing crucial in preventing a second wave of the coronavirus. With the summer months well underway, we share how you can host a perfect BBQ.
Since activity resumed in the property market rental demand has continued to rise. According to Rightmove, upon the reopening of the property market rental searches rose by 22% higher than May 2019. With people being able to streamline their searches with virtual viewings, and finally be able to physically view property they are interested in, this has enabled more effective property searches. The private rented sector can work at a much faster pace than sales with less paperwork and planning; further accelerating the activity.
As the United Kingdom was plunged into lockdown, we saw property portals and online property websites reporting huge numbers of visitors and this online activity is now being translated into sales agreed. Zoopla are reporting a huge spike in sales agreed with current figures now matching those back in early March when the market was booming, showing that the property market in England is experiencing a true resurgence post-lockdown.
As the country enters the next stage of its strategy to ease the lockdown restrictions whilst preventing the spread of coronavirus, the Government has issued new advice to the public on how to stay safe whilst in public spaces (such as shops and public transport).