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Work in partnership to let your property

17 July 2020
Thurrock Council's Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Barry Johnson, reminds landlords of the many benefits when privately letting homes in partnership with the council through the private rents scheme.
Cllr Johnson said: "Working in partnership with the council provides a unique range of benefits including a fixed contract, security of tenure and no hidden agency fees.
"We have a pool of verified tenants currently waiting to be housed and will work with you to help you meet government regulations and ensure you find a tenant to let your property."

Landlords reminded of imminent new electrical safety regulations

17 June 2020
Under new government regulations, private landlords in Thurrock must ensure rented properties have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rated E or above, unless they have a valid exemption in place.
The new rules, brought in by the government to strengthen safety standards, will apply to all privately rented properties, including houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). From 1 July 2020, they will affect all new and existing tenancies that are required to have an EPC.