News and Updates

The JLPM Landlord APP

May, 2020

The JLPM Landlord App is provided in partnership with our payment software PayProp. Want to know if your tenant still owes money, or if the damage deposit is in place? Wondering why you received funds and if contractors and utility bills have...


LOCKDOWN RELAXED FOR PROPERTY MARKET

May, 2020

Last week, it was officially announced Estate Agents in England could go back to work as part of the Government’s phased relaxation of the lockdown. The key parts of the Government’s advice for people looking to rent, move, sell or...


REFER AND EARN

December, 2019

Refer a friend, family member or contact and earn up to £300.00* Are you leaving a rented property because you’re upsizing or downsizing? Refer your current landlord to us and earn £100.00* . Email me at [email protected]


ICO? Yes… as a landlord, you must register!

December, 2019

ICO? Yes… you must register! We’ve had a number of conversations with our landlords over the past few months as to whether they needed to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Our advice has always...


Duty of Care - Legionnaires' Disease

September, 2019

Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella. All man-made hot and cold water systems are likely to provide an environment where Legionella can...


Sparking a test

September, 2019

Mandatory Five Yearly Electrical Installation Safety Checks In January 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announced their plans for mandatory five-year electrical safety checks in privately rented homes in...


Stopped, Capped and Permitted Payments

September, 2019

1 June 2019 saw the introduction of a new law to prevent landlords and letting agents charging tenants for a range of admin fees for which they could previously charge and has put a limit on the tenancy deposits to five weeks (or six weeks if the...


Preventing Homelessness

September, 2019

The Homeless Reduction Act 2017 is part of the government’s homelessness legislation and is the biggest change to that legislation in 40 years.  It’s a big deal. The new duties introduced as part of the act aim to relieve and...


Night night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite...

August, 2019

The Residential Landlord Association (RLA) have produced a fact sheet "Don't let the bed bugs bite". The fact sheet provides information about bed bugs, what they look like and how to combat them. It is divided into two sections; the first...


Don’t appoint a letting agent... until you have read this!

July, 2019

From 1 April 2019, agents managing properties in England have had to belong to a Client Money Protection scheme. ARLA Propertymark members have chosen to be regulated and have gone on to successfully campaign for all letting agents to be...


Is it the end of the ‘no fault’ eviction and the Section 21?

July, 2019

The government says it is committed to modernising the rented sector, and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants. On 15 April 2019, the government announced that it will put an end to so called...