March 2011 Posts

CPS Homes first to join scheme

CPS Homes first to join scheme

23 March 2011

As we revealed in our September 2010 edition, CPS Homes became the first lettings agency in Cardiff to join Landlord Accreditation Wales - the principality's private rented sector scheme for landlords and agents.Membership of Landlord Accreditation Wales provides local lettings agents, landlords and tenants with a best practice guarantee. However, …

Court Closures

Court Closures

23 March 2011

The Government has announced the closure of 49 county courts in England and Wales.With claims for possession of a property, such as in the event of rent arrears, already taking anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks from commencement to completion, this decision is likely to delay hearing dates further.Under the …

Green Deal or No Deal?

Green Deal or No Deal?

21 March 2011

The new coalition are planning to up the energy efficiency stakes by offering funding to owners of poorly energy-rated homes, allowing them to improve their energy performance ratings. Landlords will be amongst those parties able to benefit from this new incentive. When the requirement for an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on …

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