New legislation on empty homes debated

New legislation on empty homes debated

Parliament has proposed new legislation that is designed to cut the number of homes left empty around the country, a measure that could have a range of impacts for landlords.The Rating (Property in Co [...]

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24-April-18 Legal News
Government creates new powers to tackle rogue landlords

Government creates new powers to tackle rogue landlords

Rogue landlords and letting agents face a potential crackdown through the actions of local authorities, after the government gave councils new powers to curb illegal activities and penalise those who [...]

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13-April-18 Legal News
Slowcoach planners face government action

Slowcoach planners face government action

The government has revealed what steps it is taking to deal with 15 local authorities in England that have been dragging their feet over producing  plans for housing in their area.Local plans are [...]

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26-March-18 Legal News
Deposit cap 'a rent cheats' charter'

Deposit cap 'a rent cheats' charter'

New plans to set a cap on the level of deposit new tenants have to pay is a cheats' charter, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has said. The government's Draft Tenant Fees Bill [...]

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23-March-18 Legal News
Government to crackdown on overcrowding in rented homes

Government to crackdown on overcrowding in rented homes

The government has announced new legislation aimed at curbing overcrowding in private rented homes of multiple occupancy (HMOs). A range of new powers will enable councils to take enforcement act [...]

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22-March-18 Legal News
Labour proposes new rent law in Scotland

Labour proposes new rent law in Scotland

The Labour Party is pushing for new rules in Scotland to control the level of rents landlords and letting agents can impose.Proposing his "Mary Barbour law", the new Scottish Labour leader R [...]

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12-March-18 Legal News
More housing regulation on the way

More housing regulation on the way

The private rental sector has been a crucial provider of residential accommodation in recent years as so many people have struggled to get on the housing ladder, and it is likely to remain so for some [...]

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06-March-18 Legal News
Welsh government finds strong support for tenant fees restrictions

Welsh government finds strong support for tenant fees restrictions

The Welsh government has reported strong support for its proposals to curb letting agency fees for tenants. A consultation on a range of proposals received 680 responses, with 56 per cent of resp [...]

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28-February-18 Legal News
A pet project for landlords and agents?

A pet project for landlords and agents?

Many landlords and agents are only too happy to permit tenants to keep pets. After all, many will themselves be animal lovers and appreciate the desire of many to keep a fluffy, furry or feathered fri [...]

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16-February-18 Legal News
Legal case shows need to provide gas safety certificates to tenants

Legal case shows need to provide gas safety certificates to tenants

Gas safety is a vital issue to ensure that properties and those living in them are protected from potential tragedies, but it is also an issue that can impact on the rights of landlords.The Residentia [...]

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16-February-18 Legal News