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Letting and Managing Property Regulation

Changes are coming to the letting and property management market the government have decided to regulate how these services operate. For many years the letting and property management services have been allowed to operate without mandatory regulation. The government feel there is a need for a... read more

After publishing the white paper "Fixing our broken housing market" in February 2017 the Government are now looking to improve issues for the consumer and have been investigating the leasehold property market. They are ready to share their findings following the consultation that closed on 19... read more

Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims

In Brief

Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (PAP : In force on 1st October)

Its aim is to set out a framework for the collection of debts / outstanding monies including service charge arrears.

Notifications

The PAP specifies what information must be provided to... read more

Lettings fees to be banned

Lettings fees to be banned.

Queen’s Speech

On 23rd November 2016 the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced that a government ban on all letting fees charged to tenants would be rolled out across England.

Since then it has been confirmed in the 2017... read more

Call for deregulation halt after Grenfell Tower Fire

Health and safety deregulation and think again

Many prominent people in the UK’s health and safety profession have called for the UK Government to put a halt on deregulation of health and safety legislation.

After the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy these bodies including The British... read more

2.3bn for UK Housing Fund and Infrastructure

2016 Autumn Statement

Back in the 2016 Autumn Statement made by the chancellor Philip Hammond 2.3bn pounds was to be invested in housing and infrastructure this was to be part of the £23 billion National Productivity Investment Fund.

In order for property to be built in badly... read more

English Planning Review by Raynsford

English Planning System

It is time for a review of the English planning system. The review is being led by former Labour housing and planning minister Nick Raynsford who is also current president of the Town and Country Planning Association.

The review will see how planing in... read more

High Rise Block Property Guidelines

After the recent property fire at the Glenfell London high rise building we at Deacon Crickmay would recommend that any tenants and property owners be aware of the current guidelines laid out by the... read more

IPT increase next month

Be prepared for the IPT (insurance premium tax) increase next month.

If you have a policy which has a start or renewal date on or after 1st June 2017 there will be an increase to 12%.

The last increase was on October 1st 2016 where the rate was raised to 10%.

This means... read more

We are happy to announce we have a new web site. We hope that is will help you find out more about what we do and how we can help with your property services.

Management can take up a considerable amount of time and having a reliable property management service can make the day to day... read more

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