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How to Rent a Safe Home:

The government in July 2018 produced a new handy FREE guide for tenants. We encourage all tenants to read through this before renting a house or flat.

You can find information here pdf.(1.41MB) about renting a safe home

 

 
 
The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015
Landlords should be aware that new regulations come into force from 1
st
October 2015 relating to assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs).
The regulations require the use of a new s21 prescribed form and the provision of some key documents to tenants, without which the s21 notice cannot be validly served.
Where landlords have not provided required information to the tenant they will not be permitted to use the section 21 eviction procedure.
Basically, if a landlord still wishes to use the 'no-fault' s21 Notice to terminate a tenancy, the tenant must have been given copies of the following documents:
a valid gas safety certificate
an energy performance certificate (EPC)
a copy of the booklet called '
'.
 
 
Landlords are encouraged to read the new regulations prior to 1st October 2015.

 

Contractor for emergency out of hours calls for lifts and hoists
Residents in Walsall who have been receiving assistance through discretionary funding for the maintenance and servicing of their
·stairlifts,
·vertical lifts and
·hoists etc
have a new contractor from July 2012. The emergency contact details are 0800 032 2080. All residents with lifts serviced under the discretionary agreement provided by the council have also been written to by the new contractor Dolphin Midland Limited, 196 Oldbury RoadWest Bromwich, West Midlands B70 9DP (Tel 0121 525 8925)