Winter is approaching and with it, the cold weather and the need for central heating. Tenants can save a lot of anguish and stress by following these simple steps now to avoid problems when it is really cold. This applies to all tenants but especially if you have moved into the property during the summer.. read more →

Shelter have uncovered that 1 in 10 property agencies don’t accept DSS tenants. They are campaigning to make it obligatory for agents to accept tenants on what used to be called housing benefit and is now called Universal Credit. Is this solely an issue of the agency or are there other factors at play? In.. read more →

23 Oct 2015
October 23, 2015

Remember Remember the 5th…

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Legislation which came into force on 1st October 2015 – The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 – imposed a duty on all landlords to provide a minimum of one smoke detection device on each level of the rented property. Carbon Monoxide alarms are required to be fitted in each room which has.. read more →

Although most tenanted residential properties are not at risk of infection from Legionella or Legionnaires’ disease all landlords are required to ensure the safety of their properties and this includes the water systems. In 2013 the Health and Safety Executive updated the code of practice requiring landlords to assess the risk of Legionella in rented,.. read more →

09 Aug 2013
August 9, 2013

Tenancy Fees Explained

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When moving to rented accommodation you need to be aware of the costs involved. While Purple Hat keep their fees to an absolute minimum there are other costs associated with your move. Reservation Fee:- The reservation fee is equivalent to two weeks rent. Once your offer has been accepted you will pay the reservation fee.. read more →