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.

LETTING AGENTS – ARE YOU READY FOR CONSUMER RIGHTS ACT 27 MAY DEADLINE?

May 1, 2015 By

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 requires that from 27 May 2015 all letting agents must publicise: details of the agent’s relevant fees details of any redress scheme to which the agent may belong and a statement of whether the agent

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WHAT SHOULD YOU TELL NEW TENANTS

April 20, 2015 By

Now on the Information Sheets for Landlords a check list of what you should cover with new tenants and what you should give to them on moving into your property.

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT COMING IN MAY, JUNE AND JULY 2015

April 20, 2015 By

Universal Credit is being introduced in Cornwall but just for most new applicants for Job Seekers Allowance.  Anyone already in receipt of benefits will not be affected (at the moment). Lists of postcodes and the dates that new applicants may start

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NEW FORMS FOR MEMBERS

April 17, 2015 By

The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement has been amended – full details in the newsletter coming soon but the updated version is ready for download from the Resources for Landlords page of the Members Area. Section 8 Form has been changed.

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TENANT DEPOSIT PROTECTION

April 13, 2015 By

A short update on the implications from the Deregulation Act 2015 is now available in the Information Sheets for Landlords page.  Full article will be found in the next newsletter. Please pencil the date of 4 May 2015 into your diary as

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B&Q Offer – Supercar Experience

April 1, 2015 By

B&Q are offering a Super Car  Experience for TradePoint Customers Offer closes Easter Monday

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MARCH 2013 NEWSLETTER

March 31, 2015 By

March 2015 Newsletter now available in Adobe Reader format

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NEW CRLA MEMBER BENEFIT

March 31, 2015 By

Taylor Maids of Cornwall will give CRLA members a 15% discount on their cleaning services costs. Members can find a list of the services provided together with a price list outlining the savings available on the Information Sheets for Landlords page in the

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Deregulation Act 2015

March 31, 2015 By

The Deregulation Bill has received Royal Assent and is now the Deregulation Act 2015. Amongst many other areas the Act covers tenancy deposit legislation and retaliatory eviction. A copy of the Act can be found at the bottom of the page

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FREE ENTRY FOR CRLA MEMBERS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKETPLACE 2015, WESTPOINT EXETER

March 28, 2015 By

The CRLA have been given 30 free tickets to Renewable Energy Marketplace 2015 at Westpoint Exeter. We are pleased to inform you that we have secured 30 free exhibition entry tickets for members of the Cornwall Residential Landlords’ Association to

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DID YOU INSTALL A RENEWABLE HEATING SYSTEM BETWEEN 5 JULY 2009 AND 9 APRIL 2014?

March 20, 2015 By

If the answer to the above question is yes then you have until 8 April 2015 to apply for Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Payments under teh Legacy scheme. Applications are made using the online application form.  You need to collate the required documents and

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Cost of Postage Increasing on 30 March

March 19, 2015 By

The annual increase in postage is coming into effect on 30 March. Stamps 2014 2015   1st Class 62p 63p 2nd Class 53p 54p 1st Class Large Letter 93p – £2.38 95p – £2.42 depending on weight 2nd Class Large

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Budget 2015

March 19, 2015 By

John Savage has kindly agreed that we can share the overview he has provided of yesterday’s budget The British Property Federation has produced a summary of the issues affecting the property industry.  

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Government Response to Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector

March 17, 2015 By

This report is the government’s response to the discussion document that considers how best to tackle rogue landlords, without negatively impacting on good landlords. A separate document has been prepared giving local authorities guidance on improving the private rented sector

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BPF Election Manifesto

March 13, 2015 By

The British Property Federation have published their election manifesto. Key recommendations in the manifesto include: Commit to a fundamental review of business rates, introducing a fixed-multiplier, more frequent revaluations, and greater empty property rates relief; Reform the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) by

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LANDLORDS TO BE REQUIRED TO INSTALL WORKING SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS FROM OCTOBER 2015

March 12, 2015 By

A member has contacted DCLG for further guidance as follows: Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (DCLG announcement) I represent several landlords and I was just wondering if someone could clarify a

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RENEWABLE ENERGY – DECC OFFICIAL TO HOST FREE EVENT AT EDEN PROJECT

March 11, 2015 By

Government official to host Free to attend Eden Project, Cornwall event, discussing renewable energy The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) would like to invite anyone interested in renewable energy to a free evening event in Eden Project, Cornwall.

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AMENDMENT TO CIVIL PROCEEDINGS FEES

March 10, 2015 By

Costs of proceedings for  recovery of a sum of money has increased as follows: Number and description of fee Amount of fee (or manner of calculation) 1 Starting proceedings (High Court and County Court) 1.1 On starting proceedings (including proceedings

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FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER

March 6, 2015 By

February 2015 Newsletter now available to download in Adobe Acrobat format

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