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Landlords and tenants updates and events

Landlords and tenants updates and events

Find out the latest information and guidance for the private rented sector in North Kesteven. We will also let you know details for events being held in the area.

Updates

Sign up for free Landlord e-newsletter

The Council’s new Landlord e-newsletter gives updates on local and national news from the Private Rented Sector.  There have been a significant number of changes in this sector and this free newsletter is sent out 3 times a year and keeps you up-to-date. To sign up please email safeashouses@n-kesteven.gov.uk

Landlords: Is your home still rentable after April 2018?

After this date, a landlord of a private rented property with an EPC register rating of F or G must not grant a new lease or renew an existing lease of that property until works have been carried out to improve the energy efficiency to a rating of E or above.

Properties with existing tenancies cannot continue to be rented past April 2020 until they also achieve an E rating or above. For more information see the Minimum Landlord Energy Efficiency Requirements 2018 page.

Landlord Amnesty

Does your property need improvements or have hazards that need fixing? If you approach the Council’s Private Housing Team looking to rectify any problems and bring the property up to standard, we can offer a one year amnesty where no enforcement action will be taken or notices issued.

In situations where emergency action is warranted, the council is obligated to act. However, under this amnesty notice fees will be waived. To find out more email safeashouses@n-kesteven.gov.uk or call 01529 414155.

Universal Credit and landlords

Read this Government guide about the roll out and impact of Universal Credit system on private landlords.

Events

Free Sleaford and District Landlord Forum 

This forum is on Tuesday 28th November from 4pm-8pm at The Source, Southgate, Sleaford, NG34 7RY. 

East Midlands Property Owners and DASH landlord accreditation are hosting this forum in partnership with the Private Sector Housing Team from North Kesteven District Council. This FREE to attend event is aimed at residential landlords and letting agents who want the latest advice, guidance and support in offering decent and safe housing. 

This event will provide opportunities for landlords to network, receive updates, talk to experts and local organisations offering advice, guidance and discounted products and services.

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