Section 21 Tenant Evictions Notices are now
6 MONTHS NOTICE - applies from 29th Aug 2020
The PIMS Tenancy Agreement complies with the Tenant Fees Ban June 2019
Legionnaire's can be created in atomisers hot and cold water systems, hydrotherapy and whirlpool baths. The ideal environment to propagate are in areas of stagnant water where temperatures are between 20° to 40°C.
The firm has listed the some important measure for safeguarding against an outbreak which include:
Cold water storage and distribution must be lower than 20 degrees.
Hot water storage must kept at a temperature higher than 60 degrees and distributed at no lower than 50 degrees.
Any dead end pipe work should be disposed of.
Showerheads and taps should have algae and lime scale removed regularly
Shirley Kenyon lettings manager at the property consultancy, said: “Private Landlords or agencies who are responsible for building maintenance must take suitable precautions to prevent or control the risk of exposure of their tenants to legionella. If you are a homeowner, you are responsible for the water systems in your house.
“During recent risk assessments we found that in the majority of households the hot water temperature at the outlets was below the recommended 50°C, simply increasing the water temperature to achieve at least the recommended 50°C will significantly reduce the risk of Legionella. In practise the risk is fairly low if you keep hot water at a high enough temperature, the bacteria are dormant below 20°C and do not survive above 60°C, and regularly use your water systems to prevent stagnation. Landlords should choose their agents wisely to ensure that they are keeping abreast of new legislation and acting accordingly on your behalf.”
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.