The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (Act) has recently been enacted and is due to come into full force on 1st June 2019. The key provisions of the Act restrict the kinds of payments that landlords and letting agents can require and prohibit certain arrangements in connection with the letting of housing in England.
Landlords are being urged to consider low carbon property upgrades that can deliver better outcomes for tenants with a new study suggesting they can be done cost effectively.
Almost half of landlords and letting agents are more likely to remove some or all of their investment in the private rented sector as a result of the Government’s plans to end Section 21 repossessions, a new survey has found.
A Government Minister has pledged to make changes to the courts to speed up the ability of landlords to repossess properties in legitimate circumstances in England.
A quarter of landlords in the private rented sector are looking to sell at least one property over the next year which could lead to a shortage of homes to rent, according to new research.
Rents in England Wales fell by 1% in the 12 months to March 2019 and barely changed month on month, taking the average to £860 per month, the latest index shows.
New guidelines relating to commercial property service charges have now come into effect in a move designed to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords and introducing greater transparency in the sector.
The British Government has failed to prepare the rental market for Brexit with landlord warning that European Union citizens may face problems securing a home to rent.
Abolishing “no-fault” evictions in England, a move described as the biggest overhaul for renters in a generation, could have a huge impact on rural landlords and agricultural tenants.
Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new plans.
Landlords in the buy to let sector in the UK have reduced their reliance on mortgaged debt as part of a move to make their business more sustainable and boost financial strength over portfolio expansion, a new survey report suggests.
Rents for new tenancies in the UK have begun to rise at a rate not seen in the market for over two years, up 3.3% in the 12 months to March 2019, the latest index shows.
New guidance is being issued to local authorities across England as part of the Government’s plans to reform the private rented sector and crackdown on rogue landlords.
Residential Landlords Association blames lack of clarity over settled status scheme
Advertised rents in the UK fell by 1.25% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2018 but there is considerable variation depending on location, the latest letting agent index shows.
New energy efficiency rules for properties in the private rented sector in England and Wales are now in force with industry organisations urging those letting property to make sure they are compliant.
Rents in the UK’s private rented sector increased by 1.1% in the 12 months to February 2019, up from 1.0% in January 2019, official figures show.
On the eve of new rules aimed at making sure that homes to let in the UK are fit to live in, new research suggests that almost half of tenants claims to have been injured or become ill due to the condition of the property they rent.
Social housing residents in England and their landlords are to take part in a trial of innovative methods of communicating building safety matters.
The right of a landlord in the UK to repossess a property in legitimate circumstances need to be protected if the sector is to give its backing to longer tenancies being available, it is suggested.
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