Tagged: legal requirements

Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation Change To Help Landlords Evict Bad Tenants

Anti-Social Behaviour Legislation Change To Help Landlords Evict Bad Tenants

New Government legislation preventing Anti-Social Behaviour is going through Parliament this year and the changes in the law could make a huge difference to UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords who have previously had difficulties evicting...




At last – guidance for agents in showing fees on adverts

At last – guidance for agents in showing fees on adverts

The Committee of Advertising Practice has published its guidance to letting agents on how they should include tenants’ fees in their property advertisements. Agents have until November 1 to comply with the new CAP...




August update on the private rented sector

August update on the private rented sector

Its hard to believe that we are already at the end of another summer and the kids are going back to school.  As usual with this time of year in the lettings industry there...




Relationship between agents and landlords ‘could worsen over migrant checks’

Relationship between agents and landlords ‘could worsen over migrant checks’

Proposals to make private landlords responsible for checking the immigrant status of tenants have been slammed by the Residential Landlords’ Association. The body says the plans could create further friction between landlords and agents. The...




Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Buy-to-let yields strongest in North, Midlands and Wales

Analysis from the UK’s largest lettings agency Countrywide shows that the highest buy-to-let yields in July were achieved in Wales at 6.6%, Midlands at 6.5% and North at 6.4%. The average yield across the...




Housing minister Prisk ‘urgently exploring’ new legislation post-Superstrike

Housing minister Prisk ‘urgently exploring’ new legislation post-Superstrike

The Government is “urgently exploring whether new legislation is required” following the Superstrike case. Housing minister Mark Prisk has made the revelation in a letter to the Residential Landlords Association.




No win, no fee ambulance chasers target tenancy deposit ‘victims’

No win, no fee ambulance chasers target tenancy deposit ‘victims’

Letting agents and landlords are being warned of an increasing number of ‘ambulance chasers’ seeking ‘no win, no fee’ tenancy deposit claims. The warning comes after a growing number of information requests to tenancy...




Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Government Review Recommends Longer Private Tenancies

Select Committee Inquiry into the UK Private Rented Housing Sector July 2013 The (DCLG) Communities and Local Government Committee last year (2012) decided to conduct an inquiry into the private rented housing sector. The Committee...




First advice on letting agent fees due out this month

First advice on letting agent fees due out this month

The lettings industry looks set to have to comply with the ruling that agents must show their charges to tenants in all adverts, including listings on portals within weeks – even though official guidance...




July round up of the Private Rented Sector

July round up of the Private Rented Sector

The exceptional weather we have enjoyed during July may be coming to an end, however the momentum on discussing potential regulation of the lettings sector has not cooled.