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.
Landlords can be sued by their tenants for cold or damp homes under new laws that come into force next month.
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
For many tenants, saving up the deposit for their rental property is one of the most challenging aspects when it comes to renting. As the middle man between tenants and landlords, Abode know that deposits are a difficult subject particularly … 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
Housing secretary James Brokenshire is to set out plans to give tenants greater security in their homes.
As a landlord, it is very important to ensure periodic inspections are conducted throughout each tenancy, to establish that the condition of your property is in a reasonable state and your tenants are complying with the tenancy agreement. Equally … Continue reading
The time is almost upon us; as of April 1st, all residential and commercial rental properties must conform to the new Energy Efficiency Standards. The regulations impact both residential and commercial landlords, so we’ve put together a guide to help you … Continue reading
Landlords who are renting out multi-occupied properties at present aren’t necessarily required to hold a house in multiple occupation (HMO) license, subject to the scale of their property. Later this year however, this is set to change.