Tagged: legal requirements

New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

Despite a hitch in drafting the legislation, the government has confirmed that its new Section 21 regulations will come into effect on 1st October. It is therefore likely, that from this date, at the...




Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

A consultation period for a proposed code of practice for letting agents has been launched by the Scottish Government. Included in the proposals are requirements for letting agents to undergo training before they can...




Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

An analyses of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS) has been published by the Scottish Government. The vast majority of responses came from campaigns such...




New crackdown on buy-to-let sector ‘imminent’

New crackdown on buy-to-let sector ‘imminent’

In the wake of the warning from the Bank of England that the buy-to-let bubble could threaten the financial stability of the entire country, the UK chancellor, George Osborne, has indicated that a crack...




Rent Smart Wales, launches this autumn

Rent Smart Wales, launches this autumn

A new compulsory licensing and registration scheme for landlords is to be launched in Wales this autumn.  The new scheme will require landlords to register themselves and their properties.  If a landlord wants to...




Deadline looms for protecting deposits

Deadline looms for protecting deposits

Landlords have until tomorrow evening 23rd of June to protect any outstanding tenancy deposits they took for tenancies commencing before that date, according to the Deregulation Act 2015 amnesty, otherwise they will be barred...




53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

53% of North West landlords say they struggle to keep up with new laws

According to a report published by the rochdaleonline.co.uk website, more than half of all North West landlords say they are struggling to keep up all the regulation changes which have been coming “thick and fast”...




Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Government’s stance on landlord licensing schemes to be put to the test

Redbridge London Borough Council has submitted a request for all of its private rented properties to be licensed. This will test the government’s apparent opposition to council-wide landlord licensing schemes having previously announced that...




Trading Standards adopting ‘lighter touch’ approach to new lettings agent law

Trading Standards adopting ‘lighter touch’ approach to new lettings agent law

Two weeks have now passed since the introduction of new laws that require letting agents in England to display details of all fees and charges on their websites and prominently in their offices. Failure...




Clock ticking on deposit protection deadline

Clock ticking on deposit protection deadline

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has issued a reminder to landlord and letting agents that they have less than three weeks to protect tenancy deposits using one of three government-approved schemes. A change to...