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Best Letting Agent Beccles & Lowestoft 2021-2022
The Olivers team are pleased to announce we have been listed as Best Letting Agent for the Beccles and Lowestoft region for 2021 – 2022 by the independent British Property Awards. As an independent family run business, providing excellent customer service has always been a key focus for us and for our customer service to be recognised as being the best in this region we are delighted ….. Read More

New Landlords – 3 Months Free Management3 month free final
* 3 months free Management, * An Initial detailed inspection report of the property, * We will handled the switch from your existing Agent, No upfront or hidden fees. In which locations can I switch to Olivers? Norfolk Suffolk and South Norfolk Waveney Valley towns of Beccles, Halesworth, Bungay, Worlingham, Lowestoft, Eye, Harleston, Leiston, Loddon and city of Norwich. How do I change Agents? We will do the work for you, including contacting your Agent and Tenant(s) to make sure the switch to Olivers ….. Read More

Right to Rent – Immigration Act 2014Image result for right to rent
Landlords letting private rented accommodation from 1st February 2016 will have to check that new tenants have the right to live in the UK before renting out their property. This will affect all adults (persons over the age of 18) looking rent a property as their only or main home. Here at Olivers, we have systems in place regarding the new Right To Rent checks and would be happy to discuss and provide assistance to Landlords and Tenants looking to Rent or Let a property in the near future ….. Read More

Qualified and Accredited – Schedule of Condition and Property Inventory ReportsImage result for apip logo
Olivers property Inventory reports have been awarded full accreditation by APIP, the leading professional body in the industry. This means that we are currently the only Letting Agents in a 20 mile radius of Beccles to be fully qualified under the Association of Professional Inventory Providers. We now offer Schedule of Condition and Inventory reports to Landlords and Letting Agents in the Waveney Valley areas of towns of Beccles, Halesworth, Bungay, Harleston, Loddon, Diss, Eye, Lowestoft and city of Norwich ….. Read More

The Deregulation Act 2015 – Tenancy Deposits
The case of Superstrike has been clarified under the Deregulation Act which received Royal Assent on 6th March 2015. The Deregulation Act confirms that any deposits received prior to 6th April 2007 where the tenancy has been renewed or becomes statutory periodic after 6th April 2007 must be protected in one of the three statutory schemes and the prescribed information issued to the tenant. Landlords must protect any deposits held in connection with a renewal or statutory ….. Read More

Legionella Guidance – Rented properties
Landlords must be aware of their responsibilities to ensure that the risk of exposure to legionella in rented properties is controlled and precautions taken to minimize the risk of exposure. The HSE states that an employer or someone in control of premises, (including landlords) have a responsibility to: Undertake the duties in ‘what you must do’ to remove the risk from exposure to Legionella in the property.  The following controls are therefore recommended; Carrying out a risk assessment; ….. Read More

The Deregulation Act 2015 – Section 21 Notice
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 The Deregulation Act provides a provision for a prescribed s21 form to be introduced and now under the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 a prescribed section 21 notice must be used for all tenancies granted on or after 1st October 2015. A prescribed form cannot be issued to the tenant within the first four months of the original tenancy so effectively landlords or agents will not need to serve the notice until February 2016 for tenancies created.; ….. Read More

Smoke and Co2 Alarm Regulations 2015Image result for Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 have been approved by parliament and are due to come into effect on 1 October 2015. Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. a coal fire, wood burning stove). After that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order.; ….. Read More

Landlords and the Immigration Act 2014
New provisions will require landlords (and by implication, agents) to carry out immigration checks on all tenancies starting after the introduction date. The pilot areas are Birmingham, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. A nationwide introduction date has not yet been set, however rollout to the Waveney Valley area is expected imminently. Responsibility for completing the checking process will primarily lie with the landlord unless transferred to a letting agent,  ….. Read More

Complaints Procedure
Our aim is to provide a first class service and to do everything we can to ensure you are satisfied. If you feel that we have fallen short of this standard and you wish to complain, we would please ask in the first instance that you give us an opportunity to resolve any concerns by contacting us directly to explain that you are dissatisfied with an aspect of the service you have received. In order to resolve your complaint, we would ask that you include the following information and evidence, if applicable  ….. Read More