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Omicron - government guidance for tenants this winter

Monday 20th December 2021

Housing minister Chris Pincher has written an open letter to all landlords and agents in England, telling them how to enact the government's so-called…

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Landlord group hits out at government energy improvement plans

Friday 17th December 2021
Ryan Bembridge

The National Residential Landlords Association has called for the government to change its energy improvement plans, saying "they rely on a misguided assumption that landlords have unlimited sums of money". The government…

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Landlords are planning to expand portfolios in 2022

Sunday 5th December 2021
Ryan Bambridge

A third (34%) of landlords are planning to buy at least one property within the next 12 months, Shawbrook's Changing Face of Buy-to-Let Report found. Over two-thirds (67%) have confidence in the market over the next 12 months. The…

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Public Liability Insurance For Landlords Explained

Thursday 4th November 2021
Guild of Residential Landlords

If you rent out a home, you can rely on your landlord buildings and contents insurance to cover the cost of any mishaps - but who pays the bill if someone is injured or their…

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Queen’s Speech: Government to launch radical White Paper on PRS reform

Wednesday 12th May 2021
Landlord Zone

The government has promised to introduce its Renters Reform Bill in the autumn which will include details on abolishing Section 21 'no fault' evictions. Eighteen months after she first announced the Bill, the Queen's Speech…

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Call for national register and indefinite tenancies for rental sector

Tuesday 30th March 2021
Letting Agent Today

A charity is calling for a new national body to oversee the private rental sector. Citizens Advice makes this one of three demands it wants from the forthcoming Renters' Reform Bill,…

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Blow to lettings sector as Green Homes Grant axed

Monday 29th March 2021
Letting Agent Today

The initiative which the government hoped would transform energy efficiency in the private rental sector is being axed this week. The Green Homes Grant - launched…

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Client Money Protection bank deadline nears, agents warned

Monday 22nd March 2021
Letting Agent Today

Letting agents have only 10 days to open segregated client accounts or they could face being expelled by their client money…

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The end of EPCs? Government told to scrap ‘outdated’ scheme

Monday 22nd March 2021
Graham Norwood

Energy Performance Certificates ought to be scrapped because they are outdated and not fit for purpose. That's the view of an influential group of MPs who have issued a damning report on…

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Help bring rental sector Health and Safety up to date, agents urged

Friday 19th March 2021
Letting Agent Today

Letting agencies are being urged to help to shape the future of the rental sector by completing a survey as part of a new government review. The review is…

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