Good News for Gas Safety Renewals

At the moment we make sure gas safety renewals are done in a timely fashion to ensure compliance. Sometimes this may be up to a month or even more prior to renewal . Over the years this would bring the date earlier and earlier so the landlord will lose out over the years. But it would seem a small price to pay, rather than run the risk of not having the certificate in place.

Now there is a small change on the horizon. Subject to parliamentary approval landlords will now be able to carry out the compulsory checks any time in the two months leading up to the renewal date – while still retaining the existing date for the following year. (much like your MOT renewal)

In practice this means that, were your check due on May 31 for example, the check could be carried out any time in April or May, while still retain the May 31 renewal date for the following year.

This means landlords won’t be penalised for sorting out inspections sooner rather than later as well as giving them greater flexibility with dates if inspectors are in high demand, or if they are struggling to get access to the property – without shortening the overall inspection period.

The old adage springs to mind ‘If you look after the pennies the pounds look after themselves!’

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Landlords face new restrictions

Landlords face new restrictions despite a growing need for rental properties

Statistics show that by 2025, one in four Manchester households will live in private rented accommodation, as a result of cuts to social house building and private developers being “cautious about expanding too rapidly”.

Why, then, has the Government pulled the rug from under the feet of landlords? Why is it doing everything to deter them from investing in and letting new homes?

Increasing numbers of people are choosing renting as a lifestyle option, and 80pc of tenants are satisfied with their current landlord. Yet landlords are consistently being demonised by politicians, including now by the Treasury. This would surely have an adverse affect on lettings not just in manchester but throughout the country.

Almost nine out of 10 landlords are individuals, letting 71% of all homes in the private rented sector.

More than three-quarters of landlords own just one rental property. According to a survey by the Residential Landlord Association, over 60% believe that the Chancellor’s decision to restrict mortgage interest relief for residential landlords to the basic rate of income tax will push them up a tax band despite their income not increasing.

You can read more about the finance bill here

AMCO Management are Manchester’s leading independent lettings company serving both Landlords and Tenants with property maintenance and management. For more information contact the head office on  0161 773 3978 or contact us today

Commercial Lettings Manchester

AMCO Commercial Managing Arrow Mill

Arrow Mill is now being managed by AMCO Commercial Ltd

AMCO, the commercial lettings Manchester company now offers opportunities at Arrow mill include secure and cost effective bulk and self storage solutions in a convenient accessible location in North Manchester. With very affordable serviced office space available with onsite management and free parking.

Whether you are looking for the ideal storage solution for your business or personal belongings, or in need of new office space, AMCO commercial letting can offer you a simple affordable solution. You also have our assurance that we will beat any comparable price, should you find any of our services cheaper elsewhere in Manchester.

Based at Arrow Mill in Castleton on the outskirts of Rochdale, Arrow Mill is conveniently situated just off junction 20 of the M62 ready to serve Greater Manchester and the M62 corridor.

Bulk Storage

Commercial Lettings ManchesterWith over 300,000 square feet of available bulk storage space across five floors in our Grade II listed building, AMCO commercial lettings Manchester provides commercial storage and warehousing.

Storing goods for all sizes of business, clients range from small local businesses in Greater Manchester to large retailers scattered across the UK. The extensive warehouse facility here in Rochdale can very easily accommodate your storage needs whether you are looking to store a single pallet of goods or require bulk storage devoted to an entire floor. Find out more here


Container Storage

Commercial Lettings Manchester

If you were thinking of clearing out your garage, or needed some extra space, AMCO commercial lettings Manchester offers containers that are ideal for anyone looking for safe and secure outside storage in the Rochdale and Manchester area. The benefits of using the outside storage services include:

  • Drive up to and park outside your allocated container
  • Short or long term storage available
  • 24hr Security/CCTV

…and more, find out more here

Office Space

Commercial Lettings Manchester

AMCO commercial lettings Manchester also provide extensive and affordable serviced office space to rent.  So whether you need to rent 100 sq ft or over 5,000 sq ft you can be confident of finding your business the right size office space to let in Rochdale without it hurting your bank account.

The excellent transport links make Arrow Mill very accessible. Located on the A664 mere minutes from junction 20 of the M62 and Castleton train station is a 5 minute walk down the road. There are also regular bus services to Rochdale and Manchester close by. Find out more here


Self Storage

Commercial Lettings Manchester

If you are moving home, or looking to store some excess stock, maybe you just need some temporary storage? Whatever the reason AMCO commercial lettings can help you, you can be confident of finding the right storage solution to suit you.

With safe and secure self storage units in Rochdale at affordable rates from just on flexible terms for both domestic and business customers with no hidden extras. All self storage units are located on the ground floor and are easily accessible during trading hours. There’s ample free parking and a large covered bay for unloading/loading your goods. Find out more here


So for safe, secure and low cost storage or if you are looking for premises to rent in the Rochdale area, please visit our commercial site – Amco commercial lettings Manchester can meet your business needs and save you money!