Changes to the Model Tenancy Agreement

Government have announced changes to their Model Tenancy Agreement to make it easier for tenants with pets to find landlords who will accept them. Isobel Thomson, safeagent’s Chief Executive, comments: “It makes sense to encourage landlords to offer greater flexibility for tenants and where possible to allow pets. No one should be excluded because they own a pet. […]

COVID-19 Home moving guidance updated

In light of the latest lockdown in England, Government have updated their guidance on home moving for both industry and consumers. We know that safeagents are already adhering to Covid-19 safe procedures practices, but it is important to observe this latest guidance. The guidance is extensive and can be read in full here Below are […]

Government announces new protections for renters

The Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced extra support to protect rough sleepers and renters from the effects of COVID-19. Renters will continue to be supported during the new national restrictions with an extension of the ban on bailiff enforcement of evictions for all but the most serious cases forat least six weeks –up to the end of 21 February […]

Pause routine electrical inspections and new property licensing schemes

To help control the spread of coronavirus, safeagent, the UK’s leading not-for-profit accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents, is calling for a pause in the implementation of new electrical safety regulations, and new property licensing schemes. Although visiting rented properties to prepare licence applications and undertake routine electrical testing is permitted under the coronavirus […]