EPC Update September 2020

By RRPaiceCo

The Government are intending to change Energy Reports in several ways from 20 September 2020.  Format The biggest change is that Energy Reports (including domestic, commercial, new build EPC’s, DEC’s and air conditioning reports) will…

New Planning Regulations

By RRPaiceCo

On 21 July 2020 the Government issued new Regulations making sweeping changes to the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987. This is considered by some to be the biggest alteration to Town Centre…

New Electrical Safety Standards for Landlords

By RRPaiceCo

From 1 June under the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, Landlords in England are required to have the electrical installations in their residential properties inspected and tested at…

Seasons Greetings

By RRPaiceCo

We have been very busy throughout the Autumn months and the news page has been neglected as a consequence. I am pleased that the Christmas break is now upon us and it gives me the…

Funding for Replacement Cladding

By RRPaiceCo

On 18 July 2019 the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published a full fund application guidance in respect of private sector ACM Cladding Redemption Fund which aims to help pay for the…

Cladding Liability Update

By RRPaiceCo

Cladding Liability Update – Grenfell Enquiry (phase 1) Evidence from the first phase of the Grenfell Enquiry which ended in December has confirmed how quickly combustible cladding contributed to the spread of the fire. The…

Residential Letting Fees

By RRPaiceCo

On the 12 February 2019 the Tenants Fees Act 2019 obtained royal assent. This Bill comes into force on the 1 June 2019 and bans various fees that are often charged to tenants when taking…

Planning Changes for 2019

By RRPaiceCo

The Government is to introduce consultation paper, planning reform to support the High Street and increase the delivery of new homes as outlined in the last budget. Measures proposed includes the following: New permitted development…