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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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DIG OUT YOUR OLD £5 NOTES – 5 MAY 2017 DEADLINE

20th April 2017 By

5 May 2017 is the cut-off date for using ‘old’ £5 notes.  They will cease to be accepted by most banks, shops and vending machines from that date. If you find you still have a note after the 5 May deadline

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GENERAL ELECTION CALLED FOR 8 JUNE

19th April 2017 By

General Election called for 8 June. Perhaps time to find out who the candidates will be in your area and challenge them on their (and their party’s) views on the PRS. Perhaps a change in the tax, recognition that it

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CIVIL PENALTIES AND RENT REPAYMENT ORDERS

6th April 2017 By

From today Local Authorities will be able to issue civil penalty notices up to a maximum of £30,000 per offence as well as being able to apply for rent repayment orders for up to twelve months’ worth of rent.  Tenants will

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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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