CALLING ALL LANDLORDS - Consultation on Tenancy Reform to scrap S21
06 Aug 2019
06 Jun 2019
28 Nov 2018
After a warm and well-deserved summer, Winter is fast approaching and it’s officially time to hang up our summer dresses. As the days become darker and colder, what better time to warm someone’s heart and help the homeless?
04 Sep 2018
The Glitter Ball – Saturday 6th October 2018 In Aid of Buckingham and Winslow Young Carers (YC2)
04 Sep 2018
At Open Doors we are delighted to announce Lizzie Brand’s next challenge is Escape the City Bike Ride on 30th September where she will be cycling a distance of 80 miles alongside a friend to raise funds for the Stroke Association.
21 Aug 2018
Pest control responsibility in UK rentals is often a very unclear topic for all parties. There are literally thousands of ways pests can be introduced into the property, which makes it hard to determine who should take matters into their hands and deal with the problem. Please take a moment to read below as the answer isn’t as straight forward as you may think and with the heat wave set to continue this could help answer your questions you may have…
19 Jul 2018
Lizzie Brand, Lettings Negotiator at Open Doors is taking part in a charity bike ride from London to Paris next week. Lizzie a keen cyclist is participating with her grandfather; father and brother and his girlfriend so it will be a family experience for all involved.
10 May 2018
It was announced on 30th April 2018 by the Government that they will be reviewing the requirements for carbon monoxide alarms in homes in England and examining whether existing legislation remains suitable as well as considering reforms.
22 Mar 2018
Help Warm The Homeless…Simply drop off any spare clean coats you may no longer need to our office and we will ensure it gets to the right people. Watch the video below.
21 Mar 2018
Taking simple measures to protect your property from the elements now could prevent much bigger complications down the line.
09 Mar 2018
Joanna is a 19-year-old student studying engineering at Oxford University and she is also a local resident of Barnes. On October 18th 2016, Joanna’s father tragically passed away from brain cancer, shortly after his 55thbirthday.
20 Feb 2018
Here at Open Doors we regularly attend training courses and meetings to stay up to date with the legalities of the letting industry.
19 Jun 2017
10 Top Tips when moving out of your rental property
28 Apr 2017
Annual rental price inflation on new tenancies rose for the second successive month in March but is still lagging behind general inflation, new figures reveal.
31 Mar 2017
As of next week, the Housing and Planning Act will come into force in England. The changes will be effective as of 6th April 2017. The amendments are as follows;
31 Mar 2017
Following on from the previous post that we posted in February, the provisions in Part 5 of the Housing and Planning Act allowing for regulations to be made requiring Electrical Safety testing by landlords are now expected to come into force in October 2017. Under the provisions the Secretary of State may by secondary legislation impose an obligation on a residential landlord in England to ensure that Electrical Safety Standards are met during any rental period.
10 Feb 2017
Housing and Planning Bill has now received Royal assent and is now officially the Housing and Planning Act 2016. All kinds of secondary legislation will need to be passed before it is in force, which is likely to be April 2017.
23 Nov 2016
Today’s Autumn Statement has imposed a ban on letting agent fees charged to tenants in England. The ban is to come in “as soon as possible”. Crucial details are yet to be revealed