Chaos reigns supreme in Landlord & Tenant land with regulations coming and going like the Cheshire Cat.
First we had the Smoke Alarm regs which I wrote about here. Current intelligence indicates that they may no longer be in the running for coming into force for 1 October (but who knows? They may still be).
These are due to come into force on 1 October – for new tenancies created on or after that date. For the moment. (They are scheduled to apply to all tenancies after 2018 – Deregulation Act s41(3)).
Hapless landlords and letting agents have less than three weeks to get a grip on the new rules. Unless you live in Wales, in which case the new rules will not be applying to you (although you have other changes coming, so don’t feel smug about it).
I have been reading the regulations over and I have come to the conclusion that to do one long blog post explaining everything would be too confusing. For me and for you.
There is now a positive cats cradle of interconnecting laws and clauses all referring back to each other, cris crossing too and fro and cross referencing like crazy. It’s too much to take in at one go.
The best way to deal with them (I have decided) is to try to untangle the strands one by one.
So I am going to be doing a series of relatively short posts looking at different elements so we can consider each of them in some depth.
This will start next week so please come back and check again then – or better still sign up to get posts by email. Then you won’t miss anything.