EPCs and COVID-19 Guidance

Advice has been issued for meeting the regulatory requirement to secure a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on marketing a property during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) advice clarifies that: The legal requirement to obtain an EPC before selling or letting a property remains in place. Where […]

Learning increases as agents deal with lockdown

safeagent has seen rising numbers of agents undertaking professional development, as they deal with the lockdown. There has been a particular interest from Scottish agents, specifically in our Foundation Lettings Course (Scotland), the only fully online training which meets the qualification requirement for Scottish agents wishing to apply to the Register. Now, as part of our […]

Right to Rent checks during COVID-19 outbreak

From 30 March 2020, Right to Rent checks have been temporarily adjusted to make it easier for landlords to carry them out during the coronavirus outbreak. Until further notice, landlords and letting agents do not need to see original documents and can complete Right to Rent checks over video calls. Checks will continue to be […]