An independent review into the use and effectiveness of Selective Licensing has seen the suggestion that landlords should be made to sign a national register.
The Government claims the move will be enforced to prevent landlords from evicting tenants unlawfully. Section 21s have long been a safety net for landlords in the event of tenancies turning awry. The Government however are taking a firm stance … Continue reading
The Civil Procedure Rule Committee is consulting on the enforcement of possession orders and the consistency and alignment of procedures carried out in the county court and high court.
One in twelve landlords are unaware of a suite of legislative changes that occurred across the lettings industry in recent years, according to the findings of the English Private Landlord Survey 2018 published in January.
The announcement from the Government outlines plans to introduced a single one-stop method for housing complaints.
The Government have confirmed the Tenant Fee Ban will come into place on Saturday 1 June 2019, subject to scrutiny from the House of Commons. Pushing the Spring 2019 deadline almost to the last minute, the Government have finally confirmed … Continue reading
Caps on security deposits are to be reduced from the equivalent of six weeks of rent to five in new legislation going through Parliament. The Government have confirmed that rentals of less than £50,000 annually will see deposits cut to … Continue reading
Despite tax revenue from residential property seeing its usual annual rise between July and September, total tax revenue in the first nine months of 2018 across England and Wales was 9.5% lower than a year ago, according to the latest … Continue reading
Since April this year, landlords who own some of the most inefficient properties in the private rental sector have been required to improve these issues with energy efficiency measures, with support available to cover the costs. Under new measures announced following … Continue reading
As part of the Government’s plans to enforce the upcoming lettings fee ban, a new lead enforcement authority will be established for the private rental sector. According to the draft Tenant Fees Bill, which is currently moving through the House of … Continue reading