Tagged: legal requirements

Landlords and Letting Agents await details of proposed mandatory licensing

Landlords and Letting Agents await details of proposed mandatory licensing

The private rented sector in the UK said it is surprised about proposals to introduce a mandatory licensing system due to be in the Queen’s Speech at the opening of the new parliament this...




Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has welcomed new proposals concerning immigration that will impact the country’s private rented sector. They include powers for councils to crack down on unscrupulous landlords, allowing landlords to evict...




Guidance for agents in relation to display fees

Guidance for agents in relation to display fees

With the legal requirement to display details of all charges on websites and in offices coming into force on 27th May, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has created a set of templates...




Number of housing prosecutions in Newham council far exceeds all other London boroughs put together

Number of housing prosecutions in Newham council far exceeds all other London boroughs put together

London Property Licensing, a property consultancy specialising in licensing regimes for privately-let properties, says there have been 580 housing prosecutions in London under the Housing Act 2004 in the three years to March 2014. The...




Speculation mounts re roll-out of immigration check requirements

Speculation mounts re roll-out of immigration check requirements

Speculation is mounting that the pilot immigration checks that must be performed by letting agents and landlord in the West Midlands will be rolled out across the rest of the country as early as...




UK landlords reminded of important legal issues to consider when renting out property

UK landlords reminded of important legal issues to consider when renting out property

Residential property lawyer at Slater and Gordon, Samantha Blackburn said: “As demonstrated by recent reports owning a buy-to-let property can lead to solid returns for landlords, however there are some important legal issues to consider...




ARLA agents expressing concern over Labours tenancy proposals

ARLA agents expressing concern over Labours tenancy proposals

The Association of Residential Letting Agents monthly PRS report has found that 72% of its members believe that Labour’s proposed three-year tenancies with a cap on rents will see landlords pull out of the...




Deadline for landlords to register deposits

Deadline for landlords to register deposits

The UK Government is currently running a 90 day amnesty for landlords who have yet to put their tenants’ deposits into an official scheme. It is thought that up to a third of landlords...




Labour’s proposals for longer tenancies not thought through….

Labour’s proposals for longer tenancies not thought through….

Rob Ellice, CEO of easyProperty has argued strongly against Labour’s longer tenancy proposals in an article written for property industry journal Property Week. Whilst it’s easy to understand that introducing a minimum tenancy of...




Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues. However, many landlords are risking...