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"A game a day keeps coronavirus at bay". During these strange times of self-isolation, it’s very easy to feel lonely, sad, and desperate for a bit of normality in your life. As serious as the current situation is, we all occasionally need a bit of a break from the constant onslaught of doom and gloom from the media, and just have a laugh with our friends/co-workers/family members/other humans. That is why this month’s blog post is dedicated to a bit of stupid old fun. For each day of the week we bring you a game that takes minimal effort, you can do while self-isolating, and will hopefully help you through the day. So, get ready to be bamboozled, average levels of fun guaranteed!

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), is essentially a document that outlines how energy efficient your property is. Back in April 2018 the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) came into effect which said that all tenancy renewals, or newly rented property must have a minimum energy performance rating of an ‘E’. From 1st April 2020 the regulations extend to cover existing residential tenancies, which means that under the new legislations, rented properties with a rating of an F or a G cannot be rented out.

It’s no surprise that landlords often struggle to stay compliant when lettings regulations are constantly changing. In the past decade alone, we have had numerous, quite major pieces of legislation that have come into force, which puts more responsibility on the landlord. If you find it hard to keep on top of all the legislation changes, we have put together a list of a few of the vital things every law-abiding landlord should be doing.

 

There is no doubt that the property market today is a completely different landscape to what it was 10 years ago following the financial crash of 2008 and the Brexit vote in 2016. As we head into a new decade, we look back on the past 10 years and see how the sector has evolved, and how past performance may be informing the future.

 

For advent 2019 we bought to you Christmas songs in the form of emojis! Did you manage to get 25 out of 25? If you missed any of them throughout December, or just want to quiz your family and friends after the Christmas dinner, then here they are. Answers are all at the bottom so no peeping ahead! Merry Christmas!

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