Tagged: regulation

All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

All rental homes soon to require carbon monoxide detectors

A private member’s bill which would make it a legal requirement to install a functioning carbon monoxide detector in every rental and new build property has had its second reading in the House of...




Renewed call for smoke alarms to be fitted in all private rented sector properties

Renewed call for smoke alarms to be fitted in all private rented sector properties

Nick Raynsford, the Labour MP for Woolwich and Greenwich, and former housing minister, has repeated his call for smoke alarms to be installed in all PRS homes. The call comes after a smoke alarm...




Ministers urged to make Client Money Protection a legal requirement

Ministers urged to make Client Money Protection a legal requirement

SAFEagent has called on the government to make Client Monday Protection a legal requirement within the Consumer Rights Bill currently going through the Lords. Currently, no recompense is available if an agent if not...




West Midlands announced as pilot area for immigration checks

West Midlands announced as pilot area for immigration checks

The government has announced that the pilot area for landlords and agents to conduct immigration checks on migrant tenants will be the West Midlands, with Wolverhampton and Birmingham being the core centres of the...




Further call to ban letting agent fees

Further call to ban letting agent fees

A joint report from the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Resolution Foundation has called on letting agents’ fees to tenants to be banned. In an effort to raise the minimum standards in the...




Fees ban adversely impacts tenants

Fees ban adversely impacts tenants

Evidence from the first Scotland Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move shows that rather helping tenants, the ban on charging tenant fees has actually resulted in the same tenants being worse off. In the two...




Banning of rental properties with low EPC ratings moves a step closer

Banning of rental properties with low EPC ratings moves a step closer

A new consultation has been launched which states that that minimum standard for all rental properties will be an EPC rating of E. If implemented it will not be possible to rent properties that...




Welsh private rented sector to experience massive changes

Welsh private rented sector to experience massive changes

The private rented sector in Wales is to experience massive changes after the Housing Wales (Bill) was approved this week. Landlords and letting agents will not only have to be registered, but if they...




Ban bad landlords says MPs

Ban bad landlords says MPs

An all-party parliamentary group of MPs has said that bad landlords should be subject to a nationwide ban. In addition, the group said that the introduction of a national landlord register should also be...




Scottish MPs vote in favour of mandatory licensing of letting agents

Scottish MPs vote in favour of mandatory licensing of letting agents

Housing minister Margaret Burgess (Scottish National Party) warned that the regulation of agents would have teeth. She said: “Regulation of letting agents is a landmark. It was good to get the support of the...