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Eviction Ban End in Sight: Government Announces Changes to Bailiffs and Notice Periods

Eviction Ban End in Sight: Government Announces Changes to Bailiffs and Notice Periods

The government has announced plans to end the eviction ban. This includes bringing back bailiff-enforced evictions and reducing notice periods from the beginning of June. Bailiff enforcement and eviction ban On Wednesday…

Debt Respite Scheme and Breathing Space May 2021

Debt Respite Scheme and Breathing Space May 2021

The Debt Respite Scheme, otherwise known as 'breathing space', takes effect on 4 May 2021, with big financial implications for landlords and tenants. Introduced as part of the Chancellor’s Spring Budget, the…

Landlord Mid-Term Inspections: What are they and why do I need one?

Landlord Mid-Term Inspections: What are they and why do I need one?

A mid-term inspection is a formal check of your property during tenancy. It's a useful exercise for both landlords and tenants. Landlords can ensure their property is being well looked after and…

How will the Chancellor’s Green Plan affect landlords?

How will the Chancellor’s Green Plan affect landlords?

Back in July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Green Homes Grant Scheme as part of the government's £3 billion energy efficiency plan. The scheme, open from 30th September 2020, provides partial funding…

Landlord Stamp Duty Holiday Extension: How does the stamp duty holiday affect buy-to-lets?

Landlord Stamp Duty Holiday Extension: How does the stamp duty holiday affect buy-to-lets?

In July 2020, chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced a Stamp Duty holiday across England. On 3rd March 2021, this holiday was extended until 30th June. During this time, first-time buyers and those replacing…

Government Changes to Evictions: August 2020

Government Changes to Evictions: August 2020

Back in July, the government announced changes to eviction processes in England and Wales. These temporary measures aim to help the courts cope with the influx of possession proceedings once the 'eviction…

How Does the Fifth Money Laundering Directive Impact Landlords, Tenants and Agents?

How Does the Fifth Money Laundering Directive Impact Landlords, Tenants and Agents?

If you keep up to date with the latest goings-on of the private rental sector, you’ve probably came across the Fifth Money Laundering Directive several times over the last couple of months.…

Why You Need A Holding Deposit: Landlord and Tenant Questions Answered

Why You Need A Holding Deposit: Landlord and Tenant Questions Answered

For first-time landlords and tenants, the holding deposit process can often raise a few questions. When is the deposit returned? Why isn't it classed as a tenant fee? Why do I need…

A Guide to Landlord Legionella Risk Assessments – Is Your Water Safe?

A Guide to Landlord Legionella Risk Assessments – Is Your Water Safe?

As a landlord, it seems you never hear the end of electrical regulations, gas safety and EPC requirements - but what's the deal when it comes to water? In this article, you'll…

Landlords, are you following the correct EPC requirements?

Landlords, are you following the correct EPC requirements?

In 2018, EPC requirements changed for landlords through the introduction a minimum energy rating of 'E' or above for new tenancies. In 2020, along with several other regulations in the rental sector…

Landlord Fire Safety Regulations – How Safe Is Your Property?

Landlord Fire Safety Regulations – How Safe Is Your Property?

As a landlord, you have a duty of care to your tenants that you must fulfil. Within this duty of care, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that your property is…