As Covid restrictions are lifted in line with the roadmap out of lockdown and we can see a glimpse of normality on the horizon, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government  have today announced that all notices currently requiring 6 months will be reduced to four months as of 1st June 2021.  Bailiff enforced evictions will also be permitted again from 31st May 2021. 

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Tenants in arrears are now entitled to apply for "breathing space" meaning that Landlords and Agents will not be able to talk to Tenants who have qualified for breathing space about paying their rent arrears.

New Debt breathing space regulations comes into force on 4th May 2021 and if a Tenant in arrears qualifies, they can receive 8 weeks breathing space from creditors (including Landlords) & they will be given time to restructure and work through their debts with a debt advisor. Click on the image below to read about the new legislation in more detail

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From 1st July 2020 ALL new tenancies must have an electrical safety check completed by a qualified electrician.  All existing tenancies ( already let properties in a fixed term tenancy must be tested before any new fixed term tenancy is issued and and those running on a periodic basis must comply by April 2021).

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Our office will be open from 1st June 2020, but we are still very conscious of the danger presented by Covid-19. Visits to our office will be by appointment only as some members of Staff are still working from home and we cannot guarantee the office will be staffed at all times.   Please only make an appointment to come to the office if your enquiry can't be dealt with on the telephone or by email. We have strict policies in place to enable us to adhere to social distancing regulations and we will only be allowing two people at a time to come in. 

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The Government gave the green light for the housing market to re-open on 13th May (which is great news) but we are still very conscious of the danger presented by Covid-19. We are making the necessary arrangements to re-open the office from 1st June, in the meantime our team are still working from home & we are available to assist you with your new business enquiry or existing sale or tenancy enquiry.  Once we are open we will have strict policies in place to enable us to adhere to social distancing regulations and we will only be allowing one person at a time to come in. Its highly likely that some our team will be working from home for a while longer.
Call us on 01604 874400 and select the option relevant to you, please note that your call may be diverted to a mobile.  You can email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you have seen a property you would like to view we will happily let you have a look round on the basis that the safety rules set out by us are followed.  Don't be offended if we don't come into the property with you as in the nicest possible way, we need to keep our distance from you for the time being.  It may be a little more trickier for us to let you view a property that is occupied by the Vendor or Tenants as some people understandably don't feel comfortable having people in their homes or are in a vulnerable position themselves.  If you have them, please wear disposable protective gloves whilst you are looking around the property and refrain from touching anything.  We will turn up a while before the viewing time to open all the doors & windows so please don't try and enter the property before the booked time. 
We have uploaded as many virtual viewing tours as possible but we weren't able to access all of the properties before lockdown was imposed.
For new lets, we are able to complete a contactless move in; Reference checks will be completed on all applicants over the age of 18 using our online service provider and we will check your ID by either video call or by you sending us a selfie of you holding your photo ID. Tenancy agreements can be electronically signed and keys can be collected from the lock box situated outside our office or by appointment to visit our office. 
We all must try and carry on as normally as possible during these challenging times.  Please stay safe everybody
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