February 2021 Newsletter
As I am sure you will agree, in these difficult times, communication is more important than ever. As such we at Tulip have decided to issue a brief monthly newsletter covering points of interest.
We would like to congratulate Craig Hitter on his appointment as General Manager, Oliwia Nowak on her appointment as Office and Accounts Manager, Aneta Gzella on her appointment as Maintenance and Lettings Manager.
We would also like to welcome Karolina, Judyta, Hubert and Jack to the Tulip team.
The ban on bailiff-enforced evictions was extended until the 21st of February 2021 at which point it will be reviewed. Landlords or agents acting on their behalf will still be able to enforce possession orders if tenants are more than six months in arrears irrespective of when the arrears accrued and therefore no longer have to pre-date Covid; however, these will go to court but cannot be enforced by bailiffs. The exceptions to the ban still apply as before - in cases such as domestic violence and anti-social behaviour, bailiff-enforced evictions can take place. Click here to read more
E.I.C.R (Electrical Installation Condition Report)
Currently it is a legal requirement to have a valid E.I.C.R for all new tenancies. From April the 1st 2021 this will be extended to include all tenancies. If you require assistance in organising an inspection of your property please contact Tulip and we strive to help. firstname.lastname@example.org
Viewings are still permitted, these are taking longer than pre Covid, due to Government advice. Find out more here
The Tulip Office is open, our normal trading hours apply, we are operating an appointment only system with a closed door policy. We have invested in an intercom connected to the phone system, remote door lock controls, automatic hand sanitisers inside and outside the office and masks for all staff and visitors.
Craig Hitter, an Environmental Health Officer and a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health with ten years experience working for H.C.C. in the housing department, has worked at Tulip for three years. His position as Compliance Manager has helped to protect the safety of our tenants and to assist our property owners to be compliant.
One of his tasks was to simplify the regulation surrounding H.M.O’s please see advice by clicking here.
1.) - Property Audit - Detailed inspection of the property, identifying current condition, compliance with relevant Regulations, room sizes, amenities, fire precautions and HHSRS hazards; To include 1-100 Cad floor plan, click here to view.
2.) - HMO Licence Application or Licence renewal - Property Audit included – as detailed above;
3.) - 1-100 CAD Floor plan only - Site visit to hand draw plan and production of CAD plan suitable to submission with HMO licence application (subject to access);
4.) - Formal consultation at licence draft stage – Drafting a formal response to Hull City Council regarding any concerns over the details of the draft licence conditions;
5.) - Fast track/emergency HMO licence application– Application completed within 10 working days including property audit, floor plan and issuing of certificates if instructed - Timescale subject to access for audit and availability of relevant certification for application;
6.) - Application to vary a HMO licence – We will draft and a formal letter to apply for a licence variation. When a HMO licence is issued the only way to make amendments to the conditions is to formally apply for a variation;
At Tulip Estate Agents we are always striving to improve our service and are constantly evolving. This includes everyone who works for Tulip. All members of the team are studying the propertymark (ARLA) Level 3 Residential Letting and Property Management curriculum.
We would like to congratulate Craig Hitter for passing Level 3- part 1 & 2 propertymark R.L.P.M. qualification.