Coronavirus: Guidance for Landlords and Letting Agents
Stats above are for UK only and refreshed daily.Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Hub for Landlords and Letting Agents (more…)
Understanding Possession Action During Covid-19
As recently reported, overall arrangements for possession proceedings was published (the overall arrangements) which also referenced further guidance which was to follow. This included a “pre-action plan” to be complied with by landlords before serving a notice or commencing proceedings. (more…)
Six Months Notice Rules and New Form 6A For England Published
In recently typical timing by government, late Friday afternoon, the regulations which make the changes for increasing the length of notices to six months in England were published. The regulations are The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020. (more…)
Arrangements for When Possession Claims Start
Reactivation Notice Where a claim for possession was filed with the court before 3 August 2020 and was stayed under the Coronavirus rules, a “reactivation notice” is required to get the claim running again. See our article about this here. The government has published a reactivation notice which can be used for this purpose. There is no ...
Website Changes and Roadmap 2020
You may or may not have noticed that there have been some changes to the website recently. (more…)
Six Months Notice Length for Wales Tenancies
Updated 16 September 2020: the length of time the six months notice is required has been extended from 30 September 2020 to 31 March 2021. Today (23 July 2020), Julie James MS, Minister for Housing and Local Government of the Welsh Government has announced new rules which will require six months notice to be given to tenants in Wales from ...
Possession Rules After Suspension Published
Update: the date of 23 August 2020 referred to below has been extended to 20 September 2020. Please see this article for details. Further update 16 September 2020: the government have published a non statutory reactivation notice which is now linked below. It was announced last week that the suspension of claims for possession is to be ...
How Regulators Are Ready To Slow Down Buy To Let Lending
Booming buy to let borrowing is a worry for Bank of England chief Mark Carney who is ready to step in and cool the market. (more…)
AST Threshold to Increase £100k
What's changing? From 1st October 2010, the rent threshold for when a tenancy is an assured or assured shorthold will be increased from £25,000 to £100,000. The legislation making this change is here. From 1 December 2011, the same increase takes effect in Wales Retrospective? It was previously being reported that the change would be ...
Home’s Not So Sweet For Tenants In A Rush To Rent
Tenants are renting with regret because they feel they have to make rushed decisions about moving into a property, according to new research. (more…)