23 Oct 2015
October 23, 2015

Remember Remember the 5th…

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Legislation which came into force on 1st October 2015 – The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 – imposed a duty on all landlords to provide a minimum of one smoke detection device on each level of the rented property. Carbon Monoxide alarms are required to be fitted in each room which has.. read more →

Although most tenanted residential properties are not at risk of infection from Legionella or Legionnaires’ disease all landlords are required to ensure the safety of their properties and this includes the water systems. In 2013 the Health and Safety Executive updated the code of practice requiring landlords to assess the risk of Legionella in rented,.. read more →

09 Aug 2013
August 9, 2013

Tenancy Fees Explained

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When moving to rented accommodation you need to be aware of the costs involved. While Purple Hat keep their fees to an absolute minimum there are other costs associated with your move. Reservation Fee:- The reservation fee is equivalent to two weeks rent. Once your offer has been accepted you will pay the reservation fee.. read more →

Purple Hat top tips for finding your next rental home with a good and reputable agent:- 1. Try to use an accredited agent. There is no compulsory licensing of letting agents but there are agents who are voluntarily licensed and accredited. Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) licensed agents have to be trained, sit exams.. read more →

27 Mar 2013
March 27, 2013

Whose Agent Is It Anyway?

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I don’t know if I went looking for it but over the past few days I’ve seen a whole lot of bad reviews for a whole lot of letting agents. First from a Facebook friend who posted a status update about the bad service he’d received from a letting agent. The post got one like.. read more →