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Impact of the Tenant Fees Act – how can agents cover their costs?

It has been a long time coming, but the tenant fees ban, which forbids landlords and letting agents in England from charging tenants letting fees, will finally come into force from June 1. The Tenant Fees Bill, first mooted in November 2016, when Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to introduce […]

Section 21 evictions set to be axed to create ‘indefinite tenancies’

The government says it wants to ban outright Section 21 ‘no fault’ eviction powers in England and Wales. Instead landlords seeking to evict tenants would have to use Section 8, which can be implemented when a tenant has fallen into rent arrears, has been involved in criminal or antisocial behaviour or […]

Landlords Fighting For Repossession rights

THE country’s leading landlord organisation is campaigning to protect the rights of landlords to repossess their properties. This follows a recent court case in which a landlord’s attempt to regain their property was deemed invalid due to a dispute over a gas safety certificate. After initially being granted an order […]

Exiting development proposals unveiled for Stoke-on-Trent this week…

Regeneration schemes worth £300m earmarked for Stoke-on-Trent have been revealed. The development opportunities on the former East-West Precinct in the city centre, and on land next to Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station, were unveiled at MIPIM. The city council bought the East-West Precinct at the end of last year after it had […]

Labour would force UK landlords to offer indefinite tenancies

Plan will address ‘power imbalance’ and insecurity of rentals, says shadow minister A Labour government would oblige private landlords to offer tenancies of indefinite length, based on the German system, in an attempt to give renters more security. The plan, announced by the shadow housing secretary, John Healey, would seek […]

What now for Right To Rent after government’s bloody nose?

There’s been general support for last week’s judgment by the High Court that the government’s Right To Rent policy breaches human rights. The Residential Landlords Association, which along with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants was central to bringing the case, has written to the government requesting a […]

New clampdown on ‘No DSS’ ads by letting agents and landlords

who advertise ‘No DSS’ when renting out private flats and houses. It is understood that meetings are to be held between government ministers and officials and bodies including the Association of Residential Letting Agents and the major landlord trade bodies, to discuss the issue. Minister for Family Support, Housing and […]

Agency hit with fine after failing to give fees, redress and CMP information

  A letting agent in east London has been fined £4,000 after apparently publishing the incorrect fees that it levies on tenants and landlords and failing to provide information about its redress and Client Money Protection membership. Atco Estates in Dagenham was first advised by Barking and Dagenham council officers […]

Section 8 delays force many landlords to serve Section 21 notices instead

  Section 8 delays are leaving more than half of landlords with no alternative but serve Section 21 notices, according to new research. The survey carried out by Landlord Action revealed some interesting facts when it comes to the reasons landlords serve Section 21 notices, with 73% of those who […]

NEW IMAGES OF STOKE REGENERATION SCHEME RELEASED

            New images of how a major redevelopment project in Stoke-on-Trent will look when completed have been published. Genr8 Developments has released the CGI pictures of its Smithfield scheme which is being completed alongside Stoke-on-Trent City Council. They show how the finished development will look, […]