Selective Licensing schemes continue to be adopted by local authorities across the country. We have produced this in depth free guide to help you understand selective licensing schemes.Read More
Friday marked the two year anniversary of the terrible Grenfell fire. The government announced that it will fund £200m to replace the unsafe cladding on around 170 private residential buildings around EnglandRead More
Homeowners expect house prices to grow in the next six months with those in Yorkshire and and the North West being the most optimistic.Read More
The government revised the How to Rent Guide and form 6A (section 21 notice) to take into account all the changes introduced into the Private Rental Sector by the Tenant Fees Act.Read More
Lettings agents and landlords in England will no longer be able to charge mandatory fees or require their tenants to take or use a specific service or insurances.Read More
The Government has announced today its intention to scrap Section 21 eviction. If the plans go ahead landlords will no longer be permitted to serve tenants with a section 21 notice giving two-months’ notice to end an expired fixed term or periodic tenancy.Read More
From 1 April, all private property agents in England holding client money must belong to a government approved client money protection scheme.Read More
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 comes into force on 20 March 2019.
Any property let by a landlord must be fit for human habitation otherwise landlords face prosecution.
The High Court has held that the Right to Rent policy is in breach of the Human Rights Act, and therefore unlawful.Read More
It is now illegal to rent out a property which has an EPC rating of F or G.
The regulations apply to new lets and renewals of tenancies, and will apply to all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020.