Tagged: regulation

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...




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...




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...




RLA launch dedicated election website

RLA launch dedicated election website

All major political parties contesting the UK general election have now published their election manifestos ahead of the 7th May 2015 polling date. For those with an interest in the Private Rented Sector (PRS)...




Call for help with immigration checks on tenants made by agents and landlords

Call for help with immigration checks on tenants made by agents and landlords

Letting agents and landlords have made 636 enquiries since 1st December to a helpline set up by the Home Office to advise on immigration checks on tenants. Of these enquiries, 258 have originated from...




Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s housing standard review has excluded mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. This is despite the fact that the department has taken positive action on...




Agents warned over change in evictions law

Agents warned over change in evictions law

The new deregulation act will have major impacts on landlords, agents and tenants. From October tenants will be able to protect themselves from eviction by making a complaint about a property’s state of repair....




Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Private renting reforms proposed by Scottish government

Under proposals recently announced by the Scottish government private tenancy laws will be reformed to protect renters from short-notice evictions. The consultation process will include a review of the controversial ‘no-fault’ repossession clause. This...




Ban of letting agency fees requires further research says MPs

Ban of letting agency fees requires further research says MPs

According to an influential group of MPs the next government should assess the possible impact on the private rented sector before making any decision either to implement, or rule out, a ban on letting...




ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

ARLA backs government curb on outbreak of landlord licensing schemes

The Association of Residential Letting Agents has thrown its weight behind a bid by the government to curb the outbreak of landlord licensing schemes introduced by councils across Britain – the schemes which ARLA...