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  1. Council consultation on empty properties

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    South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) is proposing the following changes the level of Council Tax discount on empty properties and an increase to the Empty Homes Premium (EHP) on properties that are vacant long term.

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  2. Electrical Safety Regulations update

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    Subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament, landlords and agents will need to ensure electrical installation inspections and testing are carried out for all new tenancies in England from 1st July 2020 or from 1st April 2021 for existing tenancies.

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  3. Online repair reporting

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    Managed tenants can now report faults and repair requests online using a new facility on the Turner Scott website.

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  4. Mandatory Electrical Checks Every 5 Years

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    Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced that private landlords will be required to ensure electrical installations in their properties are inspected every five years.

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  5. Minimum 3 Year Tenancy Term

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    In plans published in July 2018, the Secretary of State for Communities James Brokenshire proposed the introduction of a minimum 3-year tenancy term, with a 6-month break clause.

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