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Treasury Defends Tax Hike for Landlords After Petition Protest

Treasury Defends Tax Hike for Landlords After Petition Protest

Protestors campaigning against a tax hike for landlords have forced the government to defend the policy. (more…)
It’s Official! Landlords Are Fleeing Buy to Let

It’s Official! Landlords Are Fleeing Buy to Let

The number of private rented homes has dropped by 46,000 as landlords flee the buy to let market, according to official figures. (more…)
Housing Charity Wants More Protection for Tenants

Housing Charity Wants More Protection for Tenants

Moves seem under way to cap charges tenants might have to pay while living in a private rented home. (more…)
London’s Landlord and Agent Checker Goes Live Across 33 Councils

London’s Landlord and Agent Checker Goes Live Across 33 Councils

London mayor Sadiq Khan has vowed bad landlords have no hiding place in the capital now every borough council has signed up to his ‘Rogue Landlord and Agent Checker'. (more…)
Councils Issue Four Fines a Week Under Right to Rent

Councils Issue Four Fines a Week Under Right to Rent

Four landlords and letting agents are fined every week under the government’s controversial Right to Rent laws, according to official statistics. (more…)
Letting Agent Complaints Up by 11%, Says Ombudsman

Letting Agent Complaints Up by 11%, Says Ombudsman

Complaints resolved against letting agents to the Property Ombudsman soared by 11% to 2,212 last year. And two out of three were supported by the ombudsman. (more…)
Client Money Protection for Agents Set to be Mandatory

Client Money Protection for Agents Set to be Mandatory

From 1 April 2019, all property agents carrying out work in relation to housing in England will be required to be a member of a mandatory client money protection scheme. (more…)
New Prescribed Section 21 Form

New Prescribed Section 21 Form

New Prescribed Section 21 Form In this part of our '1 October 2015 changes' series we look at a new "prescribed form" which must be used for serving a section 21 notice in England. The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 commence on 1 October 2015 and only apply to a section 21 being ...
Prescribed Legal Requirements Before Serving A Section 21 Notice

Prescribed Legal Requirements Before Serving A Section 21 Notice

Prescribed Legal Requirements Before Serving A Section 21 Notice In this part of our series we look at "prescribed legal requirements" which must have been completed before a section 21 notice can be served in England. The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 commence on 1 October 2015 and ...
The Missing Millions for Letting Agents After Fees Ban

The Missing Millions for Letting Agents After Fees Ban

The government has confirmed a tenant fee ban is in the pipeline - but what will happen to the billions of pounds generated for letting agents every year? (more…)