Tagged: regulation

Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has joined many voices opposing the concept of rent controls, which many people feel may be the end result of proposals being put forward by the SNP-led government in...




Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Trade body Letscotland in response to the Scottish government’s consultation on a new tenancy regime for the country, has voiced its opinion that it is strongly opposed to government plans to introduce rent controls and...




Most landlords not confident completing immigration checks

Most landlords not confident completing immigration checks

New research shows that 93% of landlords are far from happy as the immigration check scheme pilots in the West Midlands this month. With the scheme due to go national next year, nine out...




MPs urge caution over introduction of revenge eviction legislation

MPs urge caution over introduction of revenge eviction legislation

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector has warned the Government not to resurrect plans to ban “revenge evictions” until it has done its homework. The group says that it heard a...




Scotland: Flexibility is key for tenancy reform

Scotland: Flexibility is key for tenancy reform

The consultation period for the Scottish Government’s proposals for a new tenancy for the private rented sector ends on 28 December. Peter Robson, non-executive chair of Weslo Housing Management, views the proposal for a new...




Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

According to the latest research from LV= landlord insurance, over 7% of adults in Britain rent out a property to help supplement their income and receive on average £678 per month.   The driving force...




Consumer Rights Bill to require letting agents to display whether they offer client money protection (CMP)

Consumer Rights Bill to require letting agents to display whether they offer client money protection (CMP)

In a surprise move yesterday the Government amended the Consumer Rights Bill to require letting agents to display whether they offer client money protection (CMP).  This amendment has been welcomed by SAFEagent, who had wrote...




99.5% of people have no knowledge of tenant protection scheme

99.5% of people have no knowledge of tenant protection scheme

Research from sales and lettings firm KIS shows that just 1 person in 200 is aware of the existence of a government scheme designed to protect tenants. As of October, letting agents have been...




Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

Call for landlords to lobby MPs over nightmare tenants

The Residential Landlords Association is calling on Landlords to lobby MPs to tell them about nightmare tenants. This is part of a plan to debunk what it calls the myth of revenge evictions. Liberal...




Tenants not convinced by reform promises

Tenants not convinced by reform promises

The majority of tenants, over 60 per cent, say they remain unconvinced of promises from political parties in relation to the rental sector. Labour’s plans include default three year tenancies and a ban on...