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Understanding Possession Action During Covid-19

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…)
Wales Reduces Anti-social Behaviour Notice Length

Wales Reduces Anti-social Behaviour Notice Length

The Welsh Government have announced new legislation which is set to commence from tomorrow - 29 September 2020. (more…)
Coronavirus: Guidance for Landlords and Letting Agents

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…)

Overcrowding & Room Sizes

Licensable HMOs (England) Where an HMO requires a licence, there are minimum room sizes in England from 1 October 2018 that will apply: floor area of any room in the HMO used as sleeping accommodation by one person aged over 10 years not to be less than 6.51 square metres; floor area of any room in the HMO used as sleeping ...
Watchdog Tackles Leasehold Scandal

Watchdog Tackles Leasehold Scandal

A government consumer watchdog wants to stop builders from ripping off leasehold home buyers. (more…)
Guild of Landlords Rent Digest – September 2020

Guild of Landlords Rent Digest – September 2020

Fixing a competitive rent can make all the difference to a property business bottom line. (more…)
Landlords Push for Repossessions Despite Evictions Ban

Landlords Push for Repossessions Despite Evictions Ban

Landlords have filed thousands of repossession claims with the courts during the COVID-19 pandemic despite an eviction ban and please for forbearance from the government. (more…)
What The Latest Eviction Law Change Means For Landlords

What The Latest Eviction Law Change Means For Landlords

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has bolstered the rights of renters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. New guidance has been published along with the updating of some previous guidance. (more…)
COVID-19 Rent Arrears And Landlord Tax

COVID-19 Rent Arrears And Landlord Tax

Landlords are under pressure from the government to grant rent holidays to tenants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic – but how does this affect the tax a landlord pays? (more…)
Arrangements for When Possession Claims Start

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 ...