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Welsh Government Further Extends Six Months Notice
Welsh Government Further Extends Six Months Notice

The Welsh Government has announced that the requirement to give six months notice in most cases has been extended until at least 24 March 2022 which is when the Coronavirus Act ends. We expect the Coronavirus Act to be extended in due course.

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Immigration (Hotel Records) applying to landlord
The Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972

The Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972 (IHRO) is a little known piece of legislation which commenced in 1973. Its title is misleading by referring to “hotel records” because the Order applies to all types of residential lettings where a person will: “lodge or sleep, for one night or more, in accommodation provided for reward“.

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Bumper 2022 on the Way for House Prices
Bumper 2022 on the Way for House Prices

A bumper Christmas and New Year are on the way for landlords as house prices show no sign of falling after the boost of an extended stamp duty holiday.

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Landlord checking biometric permit
Changes to Checking Biometric and Frontier Work Permits

Under right to rent rules, it’s a requirement to check documents of all adult occupiers (not just tenants) in England.

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Rents Nudge Down but End Year on a High
Rents Nudge Down but End Year on a High

Average asking rents have ploughed through the £1,000 ceiling to reach an average of £1,058 a month – an 8.6 per cent increase in a year.

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When Do Landlords Need Planning Permission?
When Do Landlords Need Planning Permission?

Planning permission is one of many hoops to jump through for landlords developing property.

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Renting Homes (Wales) Act Starts July 2022
Renting Homes (Wales) Act Commencement
UPDATE: A further announcement has delayed the start of the Act.

Julie James, the Minister for Climate Change, has today announced the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (RHWA) to be from 15 July 2022 in Wales.

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Launch of New Inventory (Schedule of Condition) Creator
Launch of New Inventory (Schedule of Condition) Creator

When we conducted a quick survey of members, we asked what product/service we should make next. The most popular request was an online inventory creator.

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Holiday Let
Holiday Let Tax Loophole Set to Close

Holiday let landlords and second homeowners face a year tax hike that closes a business rates loophole.

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