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.

AUTUMN STATEMENT NOVEMBER 2016

November 24, 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

November 15, 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

October 26, 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

October 15, 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

October 14, 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

September 15, 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

September 9, 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

September 9, 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

September 1, 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)

September 1, 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

August 31, 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

August 30, 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

August 24, 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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TWO MORE COMPANIES OFFERING DISCOUNTS TO CRLA MEMBERS

August 24, 2016 By

Two more companies offering discounts to CRLA members. Contact details in the CRLA Trade Directory Luxe Holiday Housekeepers (Cleaning Services) and Just Be Yourself (Counselling Services) Both companies offer 10% discounts. Remember to quote your membership number when contacting either

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WE’RE SUPPORTING GAS SAFETY WEEK, TAKING PLACE 19TH – 25TH SEPTEMBER 2016, ARE YOU? FIND OUT MORE AT WWW.GASSAFETYWEEK.CO.UK

August 18, 2016 By

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CRLA OFFICE HOLIDAY

August 3, 2016 By

Please note the CRLA office will not be manned for the week commencing 8th August PLEASE could you make sure you are up-to-date with all required documentation before the 5th as there will be no one to answer ‘phones or

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NEW SECTION 8 FORM COMES INTO USE TODAY

April 6, 2016 By

The Section 8 Form has been updated and can be downloaded from the Members Area under Download Resources for Landlords.  Available in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) formats. Please make sure you use the up-to-date version of the form,

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ARE YOU READY FOR NEW POSTAL CHARGES

March 26, 2016 By

29 March 2016 sees the price of stamps increase: New postage rates for letters up to 100g are: First Class Standard Letter        £0.64 First Class Large Letter               £0.96 Second Class

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COURT FEES INCREASED 21 MARCH 2016

March 22, 2016 By

Court fees increased on 21 March 2016.  Click here for a full list of court fees. Fees for possession claims have increased by £75:00. Accelerated Possession claims (Section 21 only) have risen from £280:00 to £355:00 Standard Possession Claims (commonly

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CONTACT WITH CRLA BY EMAIL

February 6, 2016 By

Apologies to anyone trying to contact by email. info@ruthclarke.com email is facing a few issues.  Please resend any email where you are awaiting a reply to either ruthclarkemail@aol.com or use the website contact form. Hopefully normal service will resume next week.

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