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The team at Finch research and follow property industry updates with a focus on changes to compliance requirements. 

Selective Licenses

Selective licensing in the private rented sector

What is Selective Licensing? Selective Licensing allows a local authority to respond to local concerns such as poverty or immigration, by requiring different licences from landlords. The requirement for a
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Government changes to EPC’s and gas boiler legislation

What’s the UK’s latest position on Net Zero? In previous articles we discussed the latest legislative developments with both Energy Performance Certificates for landlords, and the end of gas boiler
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HMO legislation: National or local Government

What is an HMO? According to GOV.UK, “A house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 ‘household’ (for example a
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The 2025 Gas Boiler Ban

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In September 2023, the UK Government made significant updates to their over-all targets for Net Zero. Some of our articles relating to energy legislation provide timelines which are
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What are the largest fines in residential property?

Agencies and landlords being fined We’ve all either heard the stories of or even have experience with troublesome tenants, lousy landlords and non-compliant agents, but are the tens-of-millions of pounds
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Top 5 lead generation tools for residential property professionals

Growing your residential agency through lead generation Residential property professionals live and breathe the securing of valuations, instructions and, sales and lettings completions. Whilst businesses in all sectors need fresh
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