May 24, 2019
Intellectual property refers to the names of your product or brand, as well as any designs, inventions, characters and so forth. This covers copyrights, designs and patents, so it helps to know these laws in order to know how to protect the ideas and inventions that you own or create. Ownership Ownership of intellectual property can vary. It can refer to a person who has created a new product, character or story. This can also apply to someone who has purchased this product, character or...
May 17, 2019
In June 2019, things will change for lettings agencies. From this time, lettings fees will be banned. It is important if you are a landlord or a lettings agency to know what you are allowed to charge or you will be liable for prosecution. Payments After June 2019, there will only be certain payments you will be allowed to charge tenants. As well as rent, you will be able to charge refundable tenancy deposits and a refundable holding deposit in order to reserve the property....
May 10, 2019
Up until recently, buy-to-let landlords could claim a funding exemption requiring them to make their properties more energy efficient. As of 1st April 2018, these rules have changed. If you are running a buy-to-let property, it is important to be aware of these changes, or you could face a fine and additional costs in order to update your properties. The changes Some landlords may be able to claim government funding in order to help improve the energy efficiency of their properties. Until recently, some landlords...
May 7, 2019
The Homes (Fitness For Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force on 20th March 2019. What this means is that landlords and lettings agencies have a legal requirement to ensure that any domestic rented properties meet a minimum standard for tenants to live in. Knowing the details of this legislation will help to make sure that you are properly protected, but also that your tenants can live comfortably and safely in your properties. Update This new legislation builds on the responsibilities that are covered by...