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08/07/15        GET FREE INSULATION FOR YOU HOME As   part   of   the   Energy   Companies   Obligation   Scheme   (ECO) introduced   in   Jan   2013,   larger   energy   companies   have   been working    with    the    Government    to    reduce    the    UK's    energy consumption,   by   giving   free   insulation   to   households.   One   of   the participating    companies    is    British    Gas,    currently    offering    free insulation   to   both   home   owners   and   tenants   regardless   whether they   are   BG’s   customers.   To   find   out   more   about   the   scheme and   check   if   your   property   is   eligible,   please   visit:   british   gas/free h ome insulation ______________________________________________________________ 24/06/15               NEW     LEGISLATION     INTRODUCED     THIS     YEAR     - LANDLORDS    OBLIGED    TO    INFORM    WELSH    WATER    OF    A    NEW TENANT TO AVOID BECOMING CO-RESPONSIBLE FOR WATER DEBT The    Welsh    Government    has    introduced    new    legislation    that impacts   on   any   landlord/letting   agent/Local   Authority   whose property    (in    England    or    Wales)    receive    water    or    sewerage services from Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. The   legislation   came   into   effect   on   1   January   2015   and   requires landlords   to   inform   Welsh   Water   about   tenants   in   their   properties within   21   days   of   the   tenants   moving   into   the   property.   If   this isn’t   done,   the   landlord   can   become   jointly   and   severally   liable with    the    tenant    for    any    outstanding    water    and    sewerage charges. ______________________________________________________________ 16/06/15            SMOKE    &    CARBON    MONOXIDE    ALARMS    TO    BE COMPULSORY     IN     ALL     PRIVATE     RENTED     PROPERTIES     FROM OCTOBER 2015 The   measure   is   expected   to   take   effect   from   October   2015,   and comes    with    strong    support    after    a    consultation    on    property condition in the private rented sector. The   proposed   changes   to   the   law   would   require   landlords   to install   smoke   alarms   on   every   floor   of   their   property,   and   test them at the start of every tenancy. Landlords   would   also   need   to   install   carbon   monoxide   alarms   in high   risk   rooms   –   such   as   those   where   a   solid   fuel   heating   system is installed. Those   who   fail   to   install   smoke   and   carbon   monoxide   alarms would    face    sanctions    and    could    face    up    to    a    £5,000    civil penalty. The   allocation   of   funding   to   fire   and   rescue   authorities   to   offer free   smoke   and   carbon   monoxide   alarms   to   local   landlords   will be     announced     shortly.     For     more     information     visit:   website. _____________________________________________________________ 16/06/15   EBICO - FAIR GAS & ELECTRICITY TARIFFS WITH ZERO STANDING CHARGE FOR LANDLORDS Ebico    Ltd    is    a    not-for-profit    company    in    the    UK's    gas    and electricity   market   delivering   better,   fairer,   deals   in   energy   to British households. Ebico   provide   a   gas   and   electricity   tariff   called   EquiGas   and EquiPower     in     partnership     with     SSE     Energy     Supply     Limited. EquiGas   and   EquiPower   is   available   throughout   Britain,   and   is   a very   simple,   straightforward   and   fair   energy   tariff.   It   offers   the same   unit   rate   for   gas   throughout   mainland   UK,   and   the   same unit     rate     for     electricity     within     each     distribution     region, irrespective   of   usage   level,   payment   method   or   number   of   fuels supplied.   The   tariff   also   has   a   zero   standing   charge    for   both electricity   and   gas   -   so   customers   only   pay   for   what   they   use.   To find out more, visit: _____________________________________________________________ 25/05/2015   WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE! We   have   improved   and   updated   our   website   to   make   it   clear, more    interesting    and    easy    to    use.    We    have    added    photo galleries   to   our   property   list   to   present   your   properties   better   and created     a     newsfeed     and     useful     links     section     to     share information you may find helpful.