Reeds Rains Blog

The Reeds Rains blog is a place for us to share property news, and informative articles.

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12 Dec

Tenant perspective: Has the fee ban been helpful to tenants?

The ban on charging tenants fees for administering their let came into force for new tenancies in England on 1st June this year...

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12 Dec

The Fifth Money Laundering Directive - how will this affect landlords from 10 January 2020?

On the 10 January The Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) takes effect in the UK.  This will make changes to the UK anti mo...

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25 Nov

What to do if your tenant ignores you

There are certain times and circumstances in which you or your managing agent will need to contact the tenant in your property.

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25 Nov

What you need to know about the proposed abolition of Section 21

Back in April this year, following a consultation on overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the Private Rented Sector, ...

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Couple on the sofa in front of a fireplace

14 Oct

Insulating your property: materials, cost and time

If a property is not insulated, it can lose around a quarter of its heat through the roof and around a third through the walls.

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14 Oct

Should you take your tenant to court for repair issues?

On March 20th this year, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force in England, to ensure that, legally,...

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The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act

30 Aug

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act

The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act This Sunday (01 September 2019), the Welsh private rental sector (PRS) will see chang...

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27 Aug

What you should do if your tenant leaves early

There are several situations in which a tenant might leave your property before their tenancy agreement has expired.

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interior design

27 Jun

Tenant focus: how much does the look and feel of a property matter? 

What do tenants expect from a property today?

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fire door

27 Jun

What the Fire Safety Regulations say about fire doors in rented properties

Does your property need a firedoor? If so what are the important features of a fire door?

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27 Jun

Top 5 landlord insurance claims

Everything you need to know about having the correct insurance and what common cliams to look out for

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Row of houses in a residential street

27 Jun

Landlord advice: proposed new laws to end ‘no-fault’ evictions

The government has announced that it intends to move forward with a proposal to end ‘no-fault’ evictions effected under Section...

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