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
Right to rent policy faces legal challenges

Right to rent policy faces legal challenges

The government's 'right to rent' legislation is facing two legal challenges.Rules introduced in 2016 by the Home Office place the full responsibility on landlords to check if a prospective [...]

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01-February-18 Legal News
Scottish letting agents code of practice goes live

Scottish letting agents code of practice goes live

A new code of practice for letting agents in Scotland has gone live, which the Scottish government has said will "empower" tenants.Under the new regime, letting agents must join an official [...]

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31-January-18 Legal News
Landlord body supports gas safety campaign

Landlord body supports gas safety campaign

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has thrown its weight behind a new gas safety campaign, aimed at ensuring tenants and properties are less at risk from leaks. Gas Safe has launched #do [...]

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30-January-18 Legal News
Enforce existing laws before making new ones, NLA pleads

Enforce existing laws before making new ones, NLA pleads

The government should take steps to ensure existing laws and regulations governing the activities of landlords are enforced more effectively than is presently the case before proceeding with more legi [...]

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25-January-18 Legal News
NLA welcomes flexibility over gas safety checks

NLA welcomes flexibility over gas safety checks

The National Landlords' Association (NLA) has welcomed news that the rules governing the mandatory annual gas safety checks in rented properties are to be made more flexible. Until now, the t [...]

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22-January-18 Legal News
South-west emerges as hotspot amid slower rent rises

South-west emerges as hotspot amid slower rent rises

Average rents in the UK rose by only 0.7 per cent over the last 12 months, the November HomeLet Rental Index has revealed.The survey put the average monthly rent at £904, compared with £89 [...]

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21-December-17 Legal News
Impact of immigration on housing demand 'larger than governments admit'

Impact of immigration on housing demand 'larger than governments admit'

British governments have repeatedly misled the public over the impact immigration has had on the number of homes needed to house the UK population, a report has claimed.Thinktank and lobby group Migra [...]

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28-November-17 Legal News