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RENTS IN THE UK UP 3.3% YEAR ON YEAR, HIGHER THAN INFLATION

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Rents for new tenancies in the UK have begun to rise at a rate not seen in the market for over two years,…

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GOVERNMENT SET TO ABOLISH SECTION 21

Tuesday 16th April 2019

the government is today proposing to consult on scrapping Section 21, so-called 'no fault', repossessions in the private rented sector in favour of improving the court system to ensure landlords can more speedily repossess properties through them…

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LANDLORDS CONCERNED ABOUT RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS TO RENT AFTER BREXIT

Wednesday 10th April 2019

The British Government has failed to prepare the rental market for Brexit with landlord warning that European Union citizens may face problems securing a home to rent. The warning comes from…

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Housing Minister leaves open possibility of scrapping tenant fees ban after Government review

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Housing minister Heather Wheeler has not ruled out the tenant fees ban in England being scrapped in the future if it was shown to have…

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Client Money Protection now compulsory for English letting agents – but how many are covered?

Monday 1st April 2019

CMP legislation has today become law and any agents not registered with one of the six schemes are now trading illegally. England's new Client Money Protection (CMP) legislation became…

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New energy efficiency rules on rental properties kick in on Monday – but who knew?

Friday 29th March 2019

New energy efficiency rules for rental properties in England and Wales come into force on Monday, April 1. They spell out the costs that landlords legally…

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill (AKA the Karen Buck Bill) has been enacted as the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and comes into force 20th March 2019.

Wednesday 20th March 2019

The new act amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that any property let by a landlord (private or…

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Two landlords have been ordered to pay more than £30,000 for breaching fire safety and over-occupancy licence conditions at their House of Multiple Occupation.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Barnet council officers discovered that the home in Golders Green, north London, had no fire alarm or emergency lighting systems during a routine inspection. They found that six people were living…

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Times are changing towards the attitude of housing benefit

Tuesday 19th March 2019

For the last five years I have received housing benefit, and for the last five years I have continued to pay…

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RENTAL INCOME FOR BTL LANDLORDS JUMPS 15% YEAR-ON-YEAR TO £18.7BN

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Rental income for buy-to-let landlords has increased by a staggering 15% over the past 12 month to hit £18.7bn, up from £16.2bn in 2015-16, as rents continue to rise in response to all of the extra costs landlords have experienced…

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