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Just some of the legislation (in no particular  order) High St Letting agents need to know. Some of it in more detail than others.

Its not a lot and I have likely missed a few  so we probably charge too much.

  1. Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  2. Housing Act 1988
  3. Finance Act 1995
  4. Law of Property Act 1925
  5. Rent Act 1977
  6. Tenancy Deposit Protection 
  7. Occupiers Liability Act 1957
  8. Rent Act (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999
  9. Protection from Eviction Act 1977
  10. The Assured Tenancies & Agricultural Occupancies  Regulations 2003
  11. Council Tax (Additional Provisions for Discounts Disregards) Order 1992
  12. Section 8
  13. Section 21
  14. Torts Act 1977
  15. Noise Act 1996
  16. Noise & Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
  17. MHCLG How to rent Guide
  18. The Proceeds of Crime  Act 2002
  19. Money Laundering Regulation 2017
  20. Council Tax (Chargeable Dwellings Order) 1992
  21. Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  22. Data Protection Act 1998
  23. Consumer Protection From unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  24. Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
  25. Limitations Act 1980
  26. Accommodation Agencies Act 1953
  27. Occupiers Liability Act 1984
  28. The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regs 2009
  29. Equality Act 2010
  30. Housing Benefit Regulations 2006
  31. The Terrorism Act 2000
  32. Deregulation Act 2015
  33. Immigration Act 2014
  34. Immigration Act 2016
  35. Housing Act 2004
  36. GDPR Regulation (EU) 2016/679
  37. Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015
  38. Consumer Rights Act 2015 Part 2
  39. Social Security Administration Act 1992
  40. Town & Country Planning Act 1990
  41. Environmental Protection Act 1990
  42. Housing & Planning Act 2016
  43. Party Wall Act 1996
  44. Health & Safety at work act 1974
  45. Mortgage Tax Relief
  46. Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regs 2007
  47. Part P Regulations (Electrical Safety in Dwellings)
  48. Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm regs 2015
  49. Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regs 1994
  50. Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
  51. Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
  52. The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 
  53. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988
  54. The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
  55. General Product Safety Regulations
  56. The Flood and water Management Act 2010
  57. The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regs 2014
  58. The Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents Regs 2018
  59. e.


Now dont ask me questions otherwise I will have to charge



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You should join Equity.....with all those Acts they should welcome you with open arms. ?

Have you considered knowing less, charging less and still keeping your customers happy ? It seems to work for my Agents..

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Apparently that is less than half all the Acts that are related to letting.

I didnt say I knew them all inside and out but there are elements of them all that agents should know. Some you know without realising what the act is.

You dont need to know anything until it goes pear shaped. It may work for your agent for now but if something hasnt been complied with, you wont know about it until the court hearing and a potential large fine and in some cases a criminal record. After all any action done by the agent is generally seen as an action done by the landlord as they are acting for them as if they are them. 

If more landlords understood that they may pay more attention over who they instruct and pay less notice on fees.

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