Part 2 of our Landlord’s EICR information covers a variety of topics including the origins, the scope and other considerations.
The Landlord’s EICR – Development
The Housing and Planning Act of 2016 started the ball rolling for the development of the Landlord’s EICR. The Act granted the Government the power to regulate electrical safety standards in the private rental sector. The new Regulations are based on the recommendations of a working party which took into account the safety of the tenant and impact on the landlord.
The original working party recognised that it will […]
EICR Legal Requirements and Responsibilities
Prior to July 1st 2020, there was no legal requirement for landlords to obtain an electrical installation condition report (EICR). The government changed that in order to ‘make sure the private rented sector will offer high quality, safe and secure housing’. They also acknowledge that many ‘good landlords’ already routinely carry out an EICR and perform necessary remedial work without it being the law.
For tenancies arranged since June 1st 2020, the EICR is immediately required, however, for existing tenancies at that date, you have until the end of March […]
Now that you are working at least part of the time from home you will need a fast broadband connection. The other key component is how you set up your home network. Done properly, you will feel the full benefit of of your broadband, but if your Croydon home network is less than optimal, it will lead to frustration with connection speeds.
Home Network – Going for Wireless?
The first choice for many people is to go for a wireless router generally because it avoids having cables trailing round the house. It seems easy to set up – connect the […]
Working From Home in Croydon?
Working from home generally requires a fast internet connection. Croydon has a great choice of fast broadband options, however, your Croydon home network could restrict the speed at which you can access the internet.
Wireless Based Home Network
A wireless network is often the first choice for any home network but they can also be a bandwidth bottleneck. The signal and therefore your home network speed can be affected by:
how far apart your computer and router are
the efficiency and signal strength of your router
how old your router is […]