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FIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS

16th October 2018 By

A new updated template can now be found in the Members Area – Download Resources.  This could be a timely reminder to review and renew your current assessment. Remember to read through the LACORS Guidance before undertaking a Fire Risk

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LETTING AGENTS – MAKE SURE YOU BELONG TO A CURRENT OMBUDSMAN SCHEME

4th August 2018 By

1st October 2014 – all letting agents and managing agents operating in England should have joined an Ombudsman Scheme or ceased trading as requred by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. There were 3 schemes to choose from; Ombudsman

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Universal Credit

17th July 2018 By

When cases transfer from live service to full service, there is a requirement for private tenants to have their housing costs verified with a  tenancy agreement (or other proof of rent) and confirmation of residence. Currently the Live to Full

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HMO LICENSING REFORMS

9th July 2018 By

Cornwall Council are now in a position to be able to invite applications from landlords who are affected by the mandatory HMO licensing reforms. In order to ensure that landlords are given the best chance of complying with the licensing

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THREE YEAR TENANCIES – PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THIS SURVEY

4th July 2018 By

The government consultation on longer tenancies on the CRLA website has prompted me to get on with a survey I had been intending to send out a few weeks back. So it is now quite a bit longer (Survey Monkey

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HOW TO RENT GUIDE – ARE YOU USING THE RIGHT ONE?

2nd July 2018 By

The How To Rent Guide was updated on 26 June.  A link to the new version can be found in the Information Sheets For Landlords Page of the Members Area. Copies of the most recent (at the time) version of

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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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