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Draft Electrical Regulations for Landlords Published (England)

Thursday 16th January 2020

Under Part 5 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, provision was made to allow for legislation to be created for electrical safety standards in private rented property. The Electrical Safety…

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4 things tenants should watch out for at Christmas

Thursday 19th December 2019

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but Christmas brings certain risks to rental properties. As we enter the…

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Section 21 WILL be scrapped - it’s in Thursday’s Queen’s Speech

Thursday 19th December 2019

Number 10 briefings to the national media suggest that the scrapping of Section 21 - long talked about by the previous Conservative government - will…

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Rent controls are ‘dead in the water’ confirms housing Secretary

Wednesday 13th November 2019

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has poured cold water on the idea of rent controls despite initially saying he was considering the controversial private…

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Scrap stamp duty on buy to let! Trade body sets Election demand

Thursday 31st October 2019

One of the leading lettings sector trade bodies has unveiled what it describes as "a positive vision for the private rented sector" ahead of the General Election. The…

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We're Happy! Vast majority of tenants perfectly content to rent

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Contrary to the impressions given in some quarters, no fewer than 75 per cent of tenants are happy to rent, and a third of those are happy to rent forever. The figures come from…

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A sex toy, a giant python and glowing swear words - all left by tenants...

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Giant glow-in-the-dark swear words, a sex toy and a pet python are among some of the items that students left…

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UPAD have today closed their virtually doors

Monday 14th October 2019

We are very sorry to here that online agency UPAD have today closed their virtually doors. This must be a very stressful…

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RLA claims scrapping Section 21 'dead on arrival' as consultation closes tomorrow

Friday 11th October 2019

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has submitted its response to the government's consultation on scrapping Section 21 evictions, which closes tomorrow at 11.45pm. The…

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Blow to Labour Right To Buy plan - most tenants don’t want to own

Tuesday 24th September 2019

The majority of the UK's private renters don't want to purchase a home according to new research, coming just as the Labour party is considering giving tenants the right to…

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