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The easy way to check whether a tenant meets the 'Right To Rent' regulations is to check on the governments own website, much better than using one of the referencing agencies and cheaper too.  Find it here:   https://www.gov.uk/check-tenant-right-to-rent-documents

Vary the time and day of the week for your regular 3 monthly inspections to check on night shift workers rooms and weekly stay over "visitors" (obviously with the necessary warning etc you'd expect misbehaving tenants to hide the evidence but if the date is agreed long in advance you will be su...

Unfortunately, a lot of regulatory news this month – forthcoming electrical regulations, guidance on what to do if you missed the self-assessment deadline and updates on council tax and Portsmouth's Housing Cabinet meeting.

However, if you only read one thing this month – make sure it is our guide on heating rented properties, as a landlord you have legal responsibilities that many may not realise. We have added this guide to our CPD section so you know where to find it in future and we will update it if things change – but do make sure you know your responsibilities, we may test you on your knowledge at the next meeting! And talking of meetings, we have some video summaries of our last meeting, do let us know if this format is useful please. 

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Several important items were ommitted from yesterdays newsletter, so apologies for sending two in quick succession but do please see the comments about the AGM below and also, if you are a new member, the comments on that topic (although everyone should read both ideally).I have to apologise for the April...
Election season again - in the past, we have hosted a husting where candidates in one of our local constituencies shared their views on housing and answered questions.  This time around, the date was finally confirmed too late for our November meeting  and whilst, technically, we could devote our December meeting...
In our last newsletter of this decade, we resist the temptation to reminisce and instead look forward to the 20's - will they be 'roaring' this time around? As landlords it is often quicker and easier to get things done as a lone individual but we will always achieve more and...
Welcome to 2020!   Our first news of the decade contains links to 2 Portsmouth City Council surveys – do take the time before the year gets busy to input your views, it could save you a lot of time and money later. One of the surveys is from the team who...
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM, it was - apparently - our 30th anniversary as we found out on the night and also, probably our best attended yet. We do hope you found it useful - I know many of you gained a lot from Alwin's whirlwind session on...

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