Your Partner – Property Compliance Made Easy
How Let’s Shield supports you
Did you know? Tenants can sue you / your landlord for up to a year’s rent, with a ‘no win, no fee’ lawyer – if you’re not legally compliant. And, with fines of up to £5,000 for defective smoke alarms and £3,000 for not installing cleats on your window blinds. Fines can spiral into thousands of pounds!
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Let’s Shield helps you navigate the complex landscape of landlord responsibilities. We ensure that you are always compliant with health and safety requirements. Our online platform ensures your property meet changing legal standards protecting both you and your tenants. With several new laws introduced in 2019 and more to follow in throughout 2020, it’s crucial you understand what’s required to make sure your property meets legal standards. We can help you protect your profit, create safe rental properties and avoid a tenant claim or huge non-compliance fines.
By becoming a Let’s Shield member you will receive:
- Step-by-step guided risk assessments for
√ Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms √ Legionella √ Residential Fire risk √ HHSRS (Housing Health and Safety Rating System)
- Detailed video training on how to become a confident assessor
- Photo/video upload option for supporting evidence
- Assessment reports, detailing remedial works
- Detailed Interim Inspection reports, with photo evidence
- Regular legislation updates regarding property compliance
- Readily available experts, for support and guidance
These services are all managed within your portfolio on our secure, GDPR compliant portal. As part of your membership you will benefit from the following features:
- 24/7 access to the reports and system
- On-line and off-line functionality
- Report distribution to tenants
- Remedial works identified and listed
- Reminders of any outstanding assessments
Keeping on top of compliance can be time-consuming. Let us do the hard work and offer you the information you need to stay ahead of the changes in the residential lettings world.
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How to Create a Safe Rental Property
And Avoid A Tenant Claim
Reserve your free place on our next webinar, where you’ll learn:
- How to protect yourself, your tenant, and your profits
- The FOUR simple steps to becoming compliant
- Tips to stop fines into the £0000s
- What is needed to become a competent assessor
NO FAULT EVICTIONS TO BE BANNED IN ENGLAND
Under new government plans, private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason. The government wants to protect renters from ‘unethical’ landlords. How will this affect you?
LANDLORD AND TENANT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE PRIVATE RENTAL RENTAL SECTOR
The government has released some guidance for the PRS (for both tenants and landlords), It provides a little more information than can be found in the suite of *how to rent/let* guides produced last year.
2019 REGULATORY CHANGES
More landlord regulatory changes are planned for 2019- the banning of tenant fees, deposit caps and three year tenancies all affecting your ROI.
PROPOSAL FOR SINGLE REGULATOR
The Government have announced their intention to bring forward a single regulator to deal with housing complaints, whether it be sales/letting/leasehold or new builds. For the private rented sector, there will be a requirement for ALL private landlords to join (estimated joining fee £110) or face a fine of up to £5000. There is not a commencement date, but we would expect this to happen sometime in 2020. This will likely lead to the start of having a national landlord database, mandatory qualifications for all property professionals and ensuring compliance is met.
GROWTH IN NO-WIN, NO-FEE LAWYERS
Under new legislation, tenants will have the right to take their landlords to court for HHSRS breaches. We are seeing a number of No-win, No-fee lawyers already advertising heavily on social media to attract tenants who are keen to secure 4 figure pay-outs from their landlords.