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Advice for landlords

If you have any queries or require advice about a property you let, you can contact our private sector housing officer within Environmental Health.

 

Craven & Harrogate District Landlord Event 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

Venue: Belle Vue Suite, Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ

There will be 6 presentations:

  • Overview of our prevent duty - Stacey Reffin, Community Safety Officer
  • Energy Performance Certificates: current requirements and future changes - Lance Saxby, Home Energy Project Manager
  • The importance of fire safety risk assessments, Feedback following the Grenfell Tower disaster - Andy Tiplin, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
  • Condensation & Mould Growth  - Richard Kay, Envirovent
  • Working with the private sector -Claire Willoughby, Housing Options
  • The Future of the Private Rented Sector -Lesley Fenton, NLA

 ...plus stalls

Free refreshments

Book your place by emailing Richard Abdoollah or Andrew Dent:

Email: environmentalhealth@cravendc.gov.uk

Telephone:  01756 706434 / 01756 706297

 Book early to avoid disappointment

 

For further information please see flyer.

To book your place email Richard or Andrew: environmentalhealth@cravendc.gov.uk

01756 706434/01756 706297


Waste - Do you know your responsibilities?

Landlords, did you know that you could be held responsible for your tenant leaving waste, including white goods, in back streets when they vacate the property. Make sure you include the cost for waste clearance in your bond scheme. Don't lose out for your tenants actions. #CleanerCraven

For further information please see the leaflet in the downloads section.


Radon - Are your tenants at risk from radon gas?

Public Health England is the primary resource for information and advice about radon.  Under the Housing Act 2004 landlords have a duty of care to provide a safe home; radon is identified as a potential hazard in dwellings.

For further information please visit: Public Health England - Landlord's responsibilities


What does Universal Credit mean to Landlords?

As Universal Credit is rolled out nationally an increasing number of your tenants will be affected. Universal Credit is a single, monthly payment which is paid in arrears directly into the claimant's account. Payments will include all eligible housing costs - which means that claimants will be responsible for paying their rent themselves. 

This is a significant change for some of your tenants and in order to help landlords understand this transition the Government has produced two useful Guides for landlords. They explain how Universal Credit will ensure that the appropriate protections and safeguards are in place - both the trigger points for intervention by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and recovery of arrears where they occur.

Universal Credit and rented housing: Guide for Landlords is available to view by clicking here.

Help with budgeting and payment support is available for tenants who may need help moving to the new system. This includes alternative payment arrangements if claimants are finding it hard to manage their Universal Credit payment and pay their landlord themselves.

Personal Budgeting Support and Alternative Payment Arrangements: Guide is available to view by clicking here

For further information or help available to prevent eviction, please contact our Housing Options Team

  • Housing Act 2004 - guidance on enforcement under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System

    Using guidance issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), based on research by the University of Warwick, council officers rate each individual hazard present within a dwelling on a pre-determined scale.

  • Tenancy agreements

    The majority of private rented tenants are assured shorthold tenants. They can only be evicted in certain circumstances and landlords must follow certain rules and procedures.

  • Tenancy Deposit

    As a landlord you must put the deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) if you let your property on an assured shorthold tenancy that started after 6 April 2007.

  • Housing Health & Safety Rating System

    The Housing Act 2004 introduced a way in which local authorities ("councils") assess housing conditions in England and Wales. It uses a risk assessment approach called the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS); the aim is to provide a system (not a standard) to enable risks from hazards to health and safety in dwellings to be removed or minimised.

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

    On 1st October 2015 the 'Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations' came into effect. (Plus, free smoke alarms became available for landlords.)

  • The Redress Scheme for letting agency work and property management work

    The Redress Scheme (Requirement to belong to a scheme, etc) (England) Order 2014 came into force on the 1st October 2014 and made it a legal requirement for all letting agents and property managers in England to join a Government approved Redress Scheme by 1st October 2014.

  • The Deregulation Act 2015

    The introduction of the Deregulation Act 2015 which received Royal Assent on 27th March 2015, has changed the law regarding how landlords can use Section 21 notices.