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

Free landlord guide now available

Did you know at the start of a tenancy landlords must carry out Right to Rent checks, give tenants certain documents, and protect tenants’ deposits within 30 days? 

This guide brings together key guidance for landlords on their duties and responsibilities, tenancy matters, minimum property standards and avoiding common problems and hazards. 

This new guide has been written by the Council's Private Sector Housing team and is designed to help North Kesteven landlords. 

To read the online version go to our landlord guide page or for a hard copy please email safeashouses@n-kesteven.gov.uk and we’ll send you out a free copy.

Government release guidance for landlords on minimum energy efficiency requirements

The Government has released guidance on 9 October 2017 to assist landlords of domestic properties in complying with new regulations coming into force on 1 April 2018. The guidance is available on the Gov.uk website.

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.

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.

Events

There are no events currently planned.