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Courts Move to Speed Up Evictions for Landlords
The government wants to hear opinions from landlords about improving the legal process for evicting private tenants. (more…)
Landlords to Spend Up to £3,500 Under Energy Rating Rules
Since 1 April 2018, new tenancies, renewals or extensions require the property to have a minimum “E” energy rating. From 1 April 2020, all existing tenancies must comply. (more…)
EPC Minimum Energy Levels Explained
This article includes changes made by The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 We have previously reported on the publishing of guidance for the new minimum energy levels for rented property which are being phased in from 1 April 2018. (more…)
How To Comply With The Consumer Rights Act 2015
Updated 12 March 2019 to incorporate changes made by the Tenant Fees Act 2019 The main parts of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which affect landlords and letting agents are now in force for England and Wales. Duty of letting agents to publicise fees etc Chapter 3 of Part 3 to the Act requires letting agents to display a list of fees and ...
Council Pays £100,000 to Settle Landlord Slander Claim
Landlord Rod Bloor has won a £100,000 payout from a council after claiming staff doubted his honesty to prospective tenants. (more…)
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
Introduction The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018 and comes into force on 20 March 2019. (more…)
No Change for Landlords as Right to Rent Case Goes to Appeal
The Home Office has launched an appeal against the recent High Court ruling that Right to Rent breaks European human rights laws. (more…)
Housing Minister Ready to Ban ‘No DSS’ Adverts
Housing Minister Heather Wheeler is planning a ban on private landlords who reject tenants claiming benefits. (more…)
Do Landlords Still Have to Do Right to Rent Checks?
A crushing defeat in the courts for government Right to Rent laws has left landlords in limbo. (more…)
How To Comply With The EPC Regulations
This article has been updated to incorporate amendments made by The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 Introduction Since 1 October 2008, an energy performance certificate has been required on rented property in England and Wales. It was only in April 2012 that energy performance ...