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Winter weather precautions

20 January 2021

Propertymark Industry Supplier, Gallagher offers practical steps that can help agents and their clients reduce the risk of damage to property as areas of the nation are set to see further warnings of more inclement weather to come. Damage caused by the escape of water from frozen pipes and other equipment can be extremely costly in repairs and disruption. Read More...

Concerns raised over new energy efficiency proposals

20 January 2021

Propertymark has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales by highlighting a number of concerns. These relate to affordability and the need to look beyond a one-size fits all policy and develop proposals that work with the different age, condition, and size of properties in the private rented sector. Read More...

Change smoke and carbon rules for earlier checks

19 January 2021

Propertymark has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on extending the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations in England, arguing that the rules should be amended so that landlords and agents must make sure the alarms are tested prior to the start of the tenancy and not on the first day of each new tenancy. Read More...

Further extension on notice periods in Scotland

Friday 25 September 2020

The Scottish Government has now passed the Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2020 which extends the changes to the notice periods for a further six months to 31 March 2021.

What does this mean?

With the emergency period extended, all the grounds for possession in Private Residential Tenancies, Assured Tenancies or Short Assured Tenancies, as well as a section 33 notice, remain discretionary and the changes to the notice periods also continue.

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As there seems to be no signs of the Coronavirus abating, it is not a surprise the Scottish Government has extended these protective measures to help ensure people do not lose their homes during these times, whilst also affording landlords with an opportunity for possession of their property should they require it.

Daryl McIntosh

Daryl McIntosh
Strategic Development Manager for Scotland

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