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Money laundering letting agents England and Wales

Money Laundering Regulations Apply to Some Agents From January 2020

Minister Urges Landlords to Lift Bans on Pet-Owning Tenants

Minister Urges Landlords to Lift Bans on Pet-Owning Tenants

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick wants landlords to let pet owning tenants off the leash by allowing them to have well-behaved animals in their rented homes. Read more…

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Don’t Get in a Mess Over MEES, the New Energy Efficiency Rules

Don’t Get in a Mess Over MEES, the New Energy Efficiency Rules

Properties that require an EPC and fail new minimum energy rating standards must not be rented to tenants after April 1 2020 unless an exemption is sought. Read more…

Surprise Boost as Annual House Price Rises Hit 4%

Surprise Boost as Annual House Price Rises Hit 4%

House prices have started the year with a big jump – according to the latest data from one of the country’s largest mortgage lenders. Read more…

Electrical testing for private landlords

Electrical Regulations for Landlords (England)

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 Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 have now been published. Read more…

Minister Rejects UK’s Largest Landlord Licensing Scheme Renewal

Minister Rejects UK’s Largest Landlord Licensing Scheme Renewal

Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has rejected a proposal to extend the UK’s largest private landlord licensing scheme. Read more…

Property Guardians Let Renters Live in Slum Care Home

Property Guardians Let Renters Live in Slum Care Home

A property guardianship firm that shoe horned tenants into a derelict care home has been fined for breaking house in multiple occupation rules. Read more…

Lawyers Plan to Make Buying Leaseholds Cheaper

Lawyers Plan to Make Buying Leaseholds Cheaper

Lawyers are pushing for reforms that would make extending or buying out a lease cheaper for landlords and other home owners. Read more…

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