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ROGUE LANDLORD DATABASE STARTS TOMORROW (6 APRIL 2018)

5th April 2018 By

The rogue landlord database promised in the Housing and Planning Act 2016, initially expected to appear last October, is to commence 6 April 2018. The list, which will only be available to the central Government and local authorities, will include those

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INCREASE IN PRICE OF POSTAGE STAMPS

14th March 2018 By

The price of stamps is due to rise on 26 March. First class stamps will be rising by 2p. Click here to go to the Royal Mail new price list – standard stamp prices are on page 6

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USE YOUR OLD PAPER £10 NOTES WHILE YOU STILL CAN – BEFORE 1 MARCH 2018

19th February 2018 By

Please be aware that the ‘old’ £10 note will cease to be legal tender on 1 March 2018. After that date only the ‘new’ polymer note can be spent. Spend them or give them to charity but don’t lose them.

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NEW HOW TO RENT GUIDE PUBLISHED

20th January 2018 By

The How To Rent Guide which MUST be handed to tenants taking out a new tenancy has been updated.  The new Guide has to be used, handing out old guides will not meet your regulatory requirements and could cause problems

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Courses 23 March 2018 – Setting Up A Tenancy – Gaining Possession

19th January 2018 By

Do you want to know about Setting Up A Tenancy?   Update Your Knowledge On Regaining Possession Of Your Property Suitable for new and experienced landlords and for letting agents Both courses being run by professionals at Coodes Solicitors 23rd

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JOB CENTRE UPDATES

2nd January 2018 By

The following news came in while I was enjoying a Christmas break: Helston Jobcentre will close on 5th January 2018, and relocate to Helston Library, Trengrouse Way, Helston. Newton Abbot Jobcentre will close on 19th January 2018, and relocate to Forde House,

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Trago Sale

20th December 2017 By

One of the benefits available to CRLA members is the discount available on goods through Trago Mills.  I have just seen that they have a sale from 27 December to 31 January. If you do not have a discount card

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CHRISTMAS CLOSING

19th December 2017 By

Can you please note that the CRLA office will be closed from lunchtime on Thursday 21 December and will not re-open until 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT – NEW ‘PHONE NUMBERS

29th November 2017 By

  The following freephone numbers will be in use from today (29 November) for all Universal Credit enquiries.  Previous 0345 number is shown to help make sure you are using the correct freephone number Service Line Current 0345 number New Freephone

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLL OUT IN NORTH CORNWALL

24th November 2017 By

Universal Credit Roll Out in North Cornwall will be going live on 6 December, but please note announced changes to the system. To help identify if your tenants will be affected on any change of their circumstances, affected postcodes are

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NOVEMBER 2017 BUDGET

23rd November 2017 By

Members will almost certainly have noticed that the Chancellor stood up to present the budget yesterday. With apologies for the delay, we have produced a rough analysis of the salient points which may affect your lettings business.

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REMEMBER TO SPEND YOUR ‘OLD’ £1 COINS

3rd October 2017 By

Please be aware that the ‘old’ £1 coin will cease to be legal tender on 15 October 2017. After that date only the ‘new’ twelve-sided coin can be spent. Spend them or give them to charity but don’t lose them.

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Supporting Fire Door Safety Week 25 September to 1 October 2017

11th September 2017 By

Fire Door Safety Week this year is from 25 September to 1 October All property owners and occupiers whether landlords or not are urged to ensure that all fire doors are safe and correctly fitted.  

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Supporting Gas Safety Week 18 – 24 September

11th September 2017 By

Gas Safe Week this year is from 18 – 24 September. All property owners and occupiers whether landlords or not are urged to ensure that all appliances are up to date with testing and safe. Remember only use a Gas Safe

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CRLA HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE

3rd August 2017 By

Please note that I will be on holiday from Saturday 5 August to Tuesday 22 August meaning the CRLA office will be unmanned with no telephone or email contact. Members: For legal queries please contact Coodes on 01872 246200 or

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DEPOSIT PROTECTION

22nd July 2017 By

The TDS (Tenancy Deposit Scheme) has launched a Code of Recommended Practice. Interesting reading even if you use a different deposit protection company.

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FREE CARBON MONOXIDE AWARENESS WORKSHOP IN PLYMOUTH ON 9TH AUGUST 2017

7th July 2017 By

The Gas Safe Charity is running a series of free morning workshops across the UK aimed at ANY organisation that delivers services in the homes of vulnerable people. Low levels of carbon monoxide have been linked to increased risk of falls

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LETTER FROM DCLG FOLLOWING GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER

21st June 2017 By

DCLG have written to local authorities following Grenfell Tower disaster.  They have asked that the letter be shared with residential landlords. In addition to the checks on residential blocks owned by social landlords, DCLG are offering private owners of residential

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FROM TODAY’S QUEEN’S SPEECH

21st June 2017 By

Security deposits will no longer be able to exceed the value of one month’s rent. Compared to the restriction which already applied of one sixth the annual rent (aka two months’). Holding deposits will no longer be able to exceed

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PROBATE FEES TO REMAIN UNCHANGED

21st April 2017 By

Good news from the forthcoming election.  It has been decided that the proposed revision to Probate Fees will not take place due to lack of parliamentary time. Current probate fees of £215, or £155 for those applying through a solicitor,

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