Tagged: legal requirements

Govt seeks views on how it can drive out rogue landlords

Govt seeks views on how it can drive out rogue landlords

The Government has called for suggestions on how it can drive out rogue landlords and improve the quality of the private rented sector for tenants. In October the Government launched a package of measures...




NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

A social media campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in certain parts of England has been launched by the National Landlords Association. The NLA said more councils were bringing forward Selective Licensing schemes...




Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Brokers say a recent Court of Appeal ruling on standard rental agreements provides clarity and will help avoid costly legal battles. The case related to tenant Miss Taylor, who took out an assured shorthold...




Legal ruling cuts tenant eviction time to 8 weeks

Legal ruling cuts tenant eviction time to 8 weeks

A Court of Appeal decision, which ruled that two calendar months were required to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy after the end of a fixed term, could save landlords thousands, according to landlord solicitors...




2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

Looking back on the newsletter that I wrote this time last year, many of the topics are still being discussed such as regulation of the industry.  Predictions of rents rising and increased demand have...




Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Warning to accidental landlords to make sure their property meets safety regs

Many accidental landlords in the UK who have rented out their homes as they have been unable to sell during the economic downturn are simply not fulfilling their legal duties to maintain their rental...




November round up of the private rented sector

November round up of the private rented sector

Through the year there has been continuous calls from various bodies for regulation of letting agents, and this month is no different with Arla calling on the Chancellor to regulate agents working in the expanding...




Government announces review into safety standards in rented homes

Government announces review into safety standards in rented homes

A new review looking into standards in the private rented sector has been announced. It will in particular consider if new rules are needed on installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.




Government takes more steps to force all letting agents to join redress scheme

Government takes more steps to force all letting agents to join redress scheme

The requirement for all letting and managing agents in England to belong to an ombudsman scheme as from next year has come closer. Yesterday, the Government set out its measures, saying: “Compulsory redress schemes...