Tagged: legal requirements

Claims made that buy-to-let becoming too complex

Claims made that buy-to-let becoming too complex

According to Your Move and Reeds Rains, the results of a recent survey demonstrate that the government’s reduction of mortgage tax relief on buy-to-let properties is a major factor causing 50% of landlords to...




Mandatory licensing of HMO’s set to change

Mandatory licensing of HMO’s set to change

Currently, the mandatory regime applies to shared rental homes of three or more storeys occupied by five or more people who do not form a single household.  From next year however this will be extended...




Upcoming electrical check deadline for landlords and agents

Upcoming electrical check deadline for landlords and agents

The trade body for Scotland’s electrical sector, Select, is reminding landlords and agents that from 1st December rental properties will require five yearly electrical checks of the fixed wiring and any electrical appliances. The...




Confusion reigns over Right to Rent requirements

Confusion reigns over Right to Rent requirements

Home Office guidance relating to Right to Rent checks does not appear to explicitly state when such checks must be made. Some industry insiders are currently interpreting the requirements as the check must be...




Rent Smart Wales going live on November 23

Rent Smart Wales going live on November 23

The date has been set for when the new compulsory system of registering and licensing for agents and landlords in Wales is going live.  Letting Agents and landlords will have 12 months in which to comply...




Right to Rent to be rolled out across England from February 1st 2016

Right to Rent to be rolled out across England from February 1st 2016

The Home Office has announced that the Right to Rent scheme will be extended to all of England from 1st February 2016. From this date, all private landlords and letting agents will have to...




Government queried on Right to Rent pilot

Government queried on Right to Rent pilot

The Shadow Home Secretary, Andy Burnham, will today use the official House of Commons Home Office question time to quiz Home Secretary, Theresa May, on the results of the pilot Right to Rent project....




Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

Scottish Bill confirms rent controls and abolition of ‘no fault’ ground for possession

A new Bill which will introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘no fault’ ground for repossession has been published by the Scottish Government. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will mean, if passed, that...




Smoke and Carbon Alarm Testing

Smoke and Carbon Alarm Testing

From October 1 landlords in England will be required to install smoke detectors on every floor of their property where someone is living or partially living as well as install Carbon Monoxide alarms in any...