Welcome to the official website of the Cornwall Residential Landlords Association!

Please scroll down to learn more about us and to find out about our latest news and upcoming events, or navigate the site via the drop-down menus at the top of the page. Subscribed CRLA members can log in to view restricted member-only resources via the form on the right side of every page.

We do not have a specific FAQ area on the website but members can log in to see the Information Pages for Landlords to find assistance.

HOUSING AND PLANNING ACT 2016 CIVIL PENALTIES AND RENT REPAYMENT ORDERS

16th March 2017 By

Housing and Planning Act 2016 – measures affecting PRS The regulations introducing civil penalties and extending the grounds for rent repayment orders have now been laid and will come into force on 6 April. These new laws give local authorities

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GAINING POSSESSION OF YOUR PROPERTY

17th February 2017 By

Thursday 30 March, Coodes offices in Truro 10am – 1pm £75 for CRLA members   £150 for non-members Good landlords find their tenants want to stay in their homes and landlords want good tennts to stay. Unfortunately there are occasions

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TENANCY DEPOSITS

16th February 2017 By

It is reported that many landlords and agents are failing to protect deposits.  I have put together a VERY short survey which I would be very grateful if you would find the time to complete. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YP7XQ8H

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WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR BEFORE USING A LETTING AGENT?

14th February 2017 By

Most letting agents and property management agents are honestly trying to do their best for landlords and tenants whilst running their businesses.  Unfortunately, as recently highlighted on the BBC, there are some rogues out there who let everyone else down.

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LANDLORD RIGHTS FOR INSPECTING OR VIEWING A PROPERTY

5th January 2017 By

A new information sheet is now available in the Members Area of the website under Information Sheets for Landlords outlining what landlords need to do when wishing to visit a property. Thanks to our friends at Coodes for this. A copy

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CORNWALL COUNCIL TAKES ACTION OVER ILLEGAL EVICTION

21st December 2016 By

Following an investigation by Cornwall Council’s Private Sector Housing team, Cornwall Council successfully prosecuted landlord Marlene Goodland of Chy-An-Bowjy, Ruan High Lanes, Truro under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977. At Truro Magistrates Court on the 13 December 2016, Marlene

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UPDATED SECTION 8 FORM

21st December 2016 By

The updated Section 8 Form can be found in the Members Area under Download Resources.  Available either in Microsoft Word of Adobe Acrobat format.

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AUTUMN STATEMENT NOVEMBER 2016

24th November 2016 By

The following is intended only as a brief review of how we feel the private rented sector will be affected by the announcements in the autumn statement.  Not a lot of surprises as there have been many announcements in the

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HOUSING FOR REFUGEES

15th November 2016 By

Cornwall Council is seeking privately rented housing for a small number of Syrian Refugee families in Mid-Cornwall. The families have a case worker who can help with communication so there is no need to worry about the language barrier, and

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NEW BENEFIT FOR CRLA MEMBERS

26th October 2016 By

Tremain Garden Design are offering CRLA members a 10% discount on Consultation Fees and on Design Fees. Remember to quote your membership number to get the discount. Full contact details can be found in the Trade Directory on this website  

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT Q & A FOR LANDLORDS

15th October 2016 By

Universal Credit – The Live Service Disclosure for Landlords Q&A is now published on the gov.uk site Click here to go to the correct page

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ENDING AN ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY

14th October 2016 By

Guidance on ending tenancies for members in a new document kindly produced by Coodes. Do you want to know about procedures? Do you want to know about notice periods? What about terminating Fixed Term Tenancies?  Or Periodic Tenancies? Do you need

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FREE FIRE WINTER SAFETY EVENTS

15th September 2016 By

Register an interest by calling 01208 893133 or you can simply turn up on the day! The dates, times and venues are as follows: Tuesday 20th September 9am – 12pm – Saltash Community Fire Station, Callington Road, Saltash, PL12 6EB

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FREE HEATING FOR MOBILE HOMES

9th September 2016 By

Up to 20 mobile homes could be fitted with FREE air-to-air source heating systems. These are not necessarily for park homes but also possibly for individual units. Contact Community Energy Plus on 01872 245566 and ask for details of the Green Heating

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GRANTS OF UP TO £300 ARE AVAILABLE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME IMPROVEMENTS

9th September 2016 By

Cornwall Council and Community Energy Plus have a limited amount of funding to help where cold or damp are causing health issues.  This money cannot be used for anything which is the landlord’s responsibility but could possibly be helpful where the

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JOHN SAVAGE ACCOUNTING – CHANGE OF ADDRESS

1st September 2016 By

John Savage (Treasurer and Director of CRLA) is moving office. His new address is: 9 Walsingham Place Truro Cornwall TR1 2RP Only a little way up the road from his current office

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CHANGES TO TELEVISION LICENSING COME INTO EFFECT TODAY (1 SEPTEMBER 2016)

1st September 2016 By

As of today (1 September 2016) television licences will be required not only for watching televisions but also for watching BBC iPlayer on any device. Landlords are urged to ensure their tenants are aware of the need for a television

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SUPPORTING CHIMNEY FIRE SAFETY WEEK 5 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2016

31st August 2016 By

CRLA are supporting Chimney Fire Safety Week. Take this opportunity as a prompt to book your chimney sweep and make sure to keep the Certificate from the sweep in a safe place – just in case you need it. Advice

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CHANGE OF SPEAKER FOR GENERAL MEETING 6 SEPTEMBER 2016

30th August 2016 By

Change of speaker for the meeting next Tuesday (6th September). Unfortunately Donna Cooper of CEP has asked for a postponement on her talk. Big thank you to Martyn Dymond of Cornwall Council Private Sector Housing Team for stepping in at

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RIGHT TO RENT CHECKS AGREEMENT BETWEEN LANDLORD AND AGENT

24th August 2016 By

Right To Rent checks have raised a lot of queries recently, particularly regarding the responsibility of agents.  Coodes have helped to answer this and a sample agreement has been added to the Download Resources for Landlords page of the Membership

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