Bridlington landlords advised how to tackle anti-social behaviour

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is inviting landlords in Bridlington and the surrounding areas to its next branch meeting on Wednesday 25 February to discuss new laws to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB).

ASB can be a problem for private sector landlords and since March 2014, new laws have been in place to help local bodies deal with the issue within communities.

A senior environmental health officer from East Riding of Yorkshire Council will outline the details of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and how it can help landlords and tenants, as well as advise on how best to handle common anti-social behaviour scenarios.

Lesley Fenton, NLA representative, said: “Anti-social behaviour can be a real burden for the local community.

“However, landlords have little control over their tenant’s behaviour and no power to prevent the problem other than by eviction, which just moves the problem on elsewhere.

“Landlords are strongly advised to attend this meeting so they know how to deal with ASB and so they’re  aware of what help is available to them should they ever need it.”

Heat lost from an un-insulated home can affect the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of the property. From April 2018 landlords will have to make sure that their properties meet a minimum EPC rating of E, in line with energy efficiency standards set by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Landlords will hear from Mike Wakefield, managing director of MMN Green Solutions about new funding that is available for insulating attics and cellars.

Finally, Lesley Fenton will discuss how the NLA’s latest campaign, Rent Risk Resolve, can help mitigate against the risks of rent arrears, rising interest rates, local licensing activity and the potential introduction of rent control to ensure a happy and successful lettings business.

The meeting takes place at North Bridlington Library, Martongate, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 6YD beginning at 6.15pm.

The meeting is free and open to all landlords.

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