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Email sent: Nov 19, 2019 9:28am

  Five months to MEES, election news, happy renters and increasing rents

  

Welcome to Landlord’s Voice. This month we’re looking at MEES – with just five months until ALL rental properties will be expected to have Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings of ‘E’ or above, even if it’s an existing tenancy rather than a new one. With an estimated 300,000 properties potentially affected, we cover what you need to do now as a landlord to make sure you don’t fall foul of government penalties.


It’s also hard to miss the fact there’s going to be a general election next month, and the Residential Landlords Association has already set out its recommendations for what political parties should be doing for landlords – have a read and see what YOU think.


It’s easy to think the sector is all in flux, but overall there’s a lot of good news out there for landlords. We take a look at calls to make landlord tax simpler, recent studies showing how many renters are happy renting, and how rents as a whole continue to increase year on year.


You can find all of our news stories on our Landlord’s Hub here, and don’t forget you can follow us at www.facebook.com/simplelandlords or @simplelandordsinsurance.


Top story: Help available for landlords to meet new energy efficiency standards 

Switched-on landlords can take full advantage of two money-saving schemes to help them comply with new rules on Minimum Energy Efficiency (MEE) standards and avoid a £4,000 fine.

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Top blog: EPC deadline looms 

Our resident blogger Carl Agar, landlord, developer, letting agent and founder of Home Safe, gives landlords a five month warning for the next wave of MEES changes, coming in April 2020…   

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Other news...

Government urged to simplify tax for landlords 


The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published a new report exploring ways to simplify tax for self-employed people and residential landlords.

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RLA unveils buy-to-let manifesto ahead of the general election 

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has set out key priorities for the private rented sector which it hopes all political parties will take note of ahead of the general election.

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Majority of tenants are content to rent 

Some 75 per cent of the 2,000 private renters across the UK that took part in a survey, as part of new research from buy-to-let focused marketplace lender, Landbay, said that they are content renting, with a third of those – 33 per cent - happy to rent forever.

 

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Rent rises hit record high 

The number of tenants facing rent rises hit yet another record high in August, the latest ARLA Propertymark PRS (Private Rental Sector) report shows.

Read article

Best wishes,

Simple Landlords Insurance team

Winner of Landlord and Letting's 2016/17 'Best landlord insurance supplier' award

Winner of PropertyWire's 2017 & 2018 'Best landlord insurance provider' award


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