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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
Fixing a competitive rent can make all the difference to a property business bottom line. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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
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
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 ...