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Autumn Statement 2023 – how does this impact landlords, tenants and the property market?

Reading Time: 3 minutes On 22 November 2023, the Chancellor delivered the Government’s Autumn Statement (sometimes referred to as the autumn budget) outlining plans for the year ahead and including 110 measures designed to […]

Andy Lacey

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2023 Buy-to-Let Updates and News: 5 Changes for Landlords in the UK

Reading Time: 4 minutes The past few years have been busy for the rental sector. From the announcement of electrical regulations for rental properties in 2020, to the recent Renting Homes (Wales) Act coming […]

Ashleah Pope

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Renters (Reform) Bill 2023 – What landlords and tenants need to know

Reading Time: 9 minutes The Renters (Reform) Bill is a proposed piece of legislation, introduced by the Government on 17 May 2023. The Bill recommends landmark rental reforms that – once enacted – will have […]

Helen Davis

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Levelling Up For Landlords 2022 – Government White Paper for Landlords and Renters

Reading Time: 4 minutes On 2 February 2022, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove unveiled the government’s Levelling Up White Paper. This document outlines plans to ‘transform the UK’ and change how the government system […]

Katie Todd

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12 Changes You Can Expect in 2022: New Landlord Rules & Regulations for Buy-to-Lets

Reading Time: 8 minutes New landlord rules and announcements are on the cards for 2022. Tax changes, licensing for short-term Scottish lets and amended rules for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are confirmed – […]

Helen Davis

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 […]

Katie Todd

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Debt Respite Scheme and Breathing Space May 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

Natalie Deakin

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5 Landlord Updates to Expect in Spring 2021: Buy to Let News, Eviction Ban and More

Reading Time: 4 minutes The past month has been a busy one for buy-to-let news. Stamp Duty extensions were announced in the Budget and the end of the eviction ban has been delayed yet […]

Natalie Deakin

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Chancellor’s Spring Budget 2021 – How Does It Affect The Property Market and PRS?

Reading Time: 5 minutes [kc_row use_container=”yes” force=”no” column_align=”middle” video_mute=”no” _id=”793269″][kc_column width=”12/12″ video_mute=”no” _id=”768561″][kc_column_text _id=”792493″] On the 3rd March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Spring Budget for 2021. The Budget unveiled the government's tax and […]

Jonathan Daines

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Bailiff Ban Extended Another 6 Weeks

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Thursday 8th January, the government announced a 6-week extension to the existing ban on bailiff-enforced evictions. The ban – brought in to support renters during the pandemic – continues […]

Jonathan Daines

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Government Announces Lockdown Eviction Restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The government have announced that evictions will not be enforced whilst the national restrictions are in place. Bailiff enforcement action is on halt until 11 January 2021 at the earliest, […]

Katie Todd

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Government Proposes Changes to Energy Efficiency Regulations 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes A government consultation has launched seeking to amend the current Energy Efficiency Regulations and improve the energy performance of private rented homes in the UK. One of the main proposals […]

Katie Todd

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Local COVID Alert Levels: Move-ins and Property Viewings Explained

Reading Time: 3 minutes On Monday 12th October, the government announced a tiered system of national COVID alert levels to manage local outbreaks and advise local authorities and residents on what they can do. […]

Shannon Hall

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How will the Chancellor’s Green Plan affect landlords?

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

Katie Todd

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Government Announces 6-Month Notice Periods and Eviction ‘Ban’ Extension

Reading Time: 3 minutes The government have extended the stay on possession proceedings and increased eviction notice periods to 6 months. Extended stay on possession proceedings Court proceedings after 20th September 6-month eviction notice […]

Katie Todd

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Eviction ‘Ban’ Extended to September 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The government have made a last-minute decision to extend the eviction ‘ban’ for another four weeks and introduce six-month notice periods until 31st March 2021. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has […]

Katie Todd

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6-month Eviction Notices for Welsh Landlords – Is England Next?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Welsh government have introduced a 6-month notice period for landlords seeking to evict their tenants. The announcement was made on Thursday 23rd July and applies to notices given on […]

Katie Todd

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Government Changes to Evictions: August 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Katie Todd

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Landlords, which party will you vote for in the 2019 General Election?

Reading Time: 4 minutes As Thursday 12th December draws closer, we’re keen to find out which parties our landlords are backing in the General Election. If you’re unsure on who to vote for, we’ve […]

Jonathan Daines

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What will happen to the Section 21 notice? (April 2019)

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is a Section 21 notice? Serving a Section 21 notice is currently the only way for a landlord to seek possession where the tenant is either not in breach of […]

Jonathan Daines

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Banning Order on Rogue Landlords & Agents

Reading Time: 5 minutes On 6 April 2018, the Government introduced banning orders on rogue landlords and letting agents, barring those who commit certain housing offences from working in the lettings industry whilst placing […]

Jonathan Daines

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GDPR, MEES & Tenant Fee Ban Update 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week I was fortunate enough to have a front row seat at the Legal Update 2018 seminar which covered GDPR, MEES and the Tenant Fee ban. It would be […]

Jonathan Daines

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Calls to the High Court to Deal With More Tenant Evictions

Reading Time: 3 minutes The length of time it is taking to get a County Court bailiff appointment once a possession order has been granted, in some cases up to three months, is having […]

Paul Shamplina

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Councils Lose Powers to Introduce “Blanket” Selective Licensing

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued Guidance to Councils this week which restricts their ability to use the powers given them in the Housing Act 2004 to […]

Mary Latham

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