Right to Rent case goes to court

Right to Rent case goes to court

A High Court case starting this week could see the government's controversial Right to Rent policy being declared illegal. Both the National Landlords' Association (NLA) and the Residenti [...]

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05-June-18 Legal News
NLA presses new home secretary over Right to Rent

NLA presses new home secretary over Right to Rent

The National Landlords' Association (NLA) has written to the new home secretary Sajid Javid to urge him to change government policy over the Right to Rent rules. Under this system, the onus h [...]

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04-May-18 Legal News
Updated right-to-rent guidance 'not clear enough'

Updated right-to-rent guidance 'not clear enough'

The government's latest guidance for landlords on the right-to-rent checks they should carry out on Commonwealth citizens are not clear enough, according to the Residential Landlords Association ( [...]

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26-April-18 Legal News
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