If you are thinking of renting or letting a property – READ THIS FIRST! 2012 UPDATE!

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If you are thinking of renting or letting a property – READ THIS FIRST! 2012 UPDATE!

Homestamp’s comprehensive guide to renting or letting a property has been updated and includes all the latest legal and general advice and guidance.

This guide includes updates to private renting legal requirements, housing advice and benefits and much much more.

Read This First is available to download in two parts – the main guide and a separate Important Checklists, which you can use to check out any properties you view to rent.

You can download Read This First from our website:  Go to Homestamp’s dedicated Read This First page to find out more.


Homestamp: ‘A Guide to Fire and Security Protection in Multi-Occupied Residential Properties’ 2012 UPDATE

Homestamp have updated their document A Guide to Fire and Security Protection in Multi-Occupied Residential Properties. Protection in Multi-Occupied Residential Properties’ 2012 UPDATE

This document gives advice to property owners, managers and contractors.

The 2012 edition updates all contact information and useful links. You can find out more and download this updated version on the Homestamp website:  Landlords Fire and Security Protection.

Please note that the main advice contained in the 2009 edition remains current and correct.


The Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme will be at the Landlord and Letting Show 2012

The Homestamp Consortium will be at the LANDLORD AND LETTING SHOW 2012, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 28th and 29th November 2012. The Homestamp team will be on stand 19B at the show to give you information, advice and free guides, and further information on the Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme (MLAS). 

Mary Latham, Vice Chair of Homestamp will be speaking on a number of issues, including information about the recent legislation change concerning Squatting and landlords will have the opportunity to ask questions.

At 2.00pm on 28th November Homestamp will be holding a celebration of the 2000th Landlord to become accredited through the MLAS since the scheme started in 2006 MLAS has many incentives to support accredited landlords including free EPC’s, discounts on HMO licences, a dedicated help line to the Housing Benefit department, free membership of a national accreditation scheme, acceptance for Private Sector Leasing Schemes and free advertising on websites because they know that MLAS accredited landlords are knowledgeable landlords who work to a Code of Conduct.

Mary Latham, who is a landlord of 40 years and proud to be accredited by MLAS said, “Whether you are accredited through MLAS or not we would like to invite you to join us and raise a glass to the huge success of this Midlands Scheme while you are enjoying a visit to the only show dedicated to landlords to be held in the Midlands   

At the Show there will be many free seminars, given by industry experts, to attend to help you to keep up with current trends, changes of legislation and to ask the questions that are on your mind and if you want to find out how the Police can help you with difficult tenants come to my seminar. You will find a full list of these seminars on the Landlords Show website nearer the event. 
We look forward to seeing you there – please come and say hello on Stand 19B”