Tagged: legal requirements

Discover a way to serve a section 21 notice faster, less expensive and with greater security

Discover a way to serve a section 21 notice faster, less expensive and with greater security

RentPro has been partnered with Mailsoft Solutions for some time now and currently provides two services through RentPro: Registered Emails and Electronic Signatures, of which we explain in more details the benefits of these services...




Residential Landlords’ Association launches election manifesto

Residential Landlords’ Association launches election manifesto

As thoughts turn towards May’s general election in the UK, the Residential Landlords’ Association has detailed its own manifesto. Recommendations for any future government include enforcement of powers to tackle criminal operators who bring...




Court of Appeal rules on tenancy deposit case

Court of Appeal rules on tenancy deposit case

Long-standing tenancies could be impacted by a new Court of Appeal decision. Although tenancy deposit regulations do not require landlords to protect deposits taken before April 2007 the court ruled that the Housing Act...




Parliament to see return of anti-evictions measure

Parliament to see return of anti-evictions measure

Four members of the House of Lords plan to re-introduce a bill to ban revenge evictions that was defeated in the Commons last week. The defeat was procedural, with two Tory MPs talking out...




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...




Pilot scheme on immigration checks starts today

Pilot scheme on immigration checks starts today

The pilot scheme where letting agents and landlords must check if prospective tenants have the legal right to seek residency in the UK starts today in the regions of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley. Under...




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...




Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

Winter is setting in but no freeze on rent or tenant demand

This month there have been many stories in the press about the positivity of the private rented sector.  At the beginning of the month it was reported that tenants have rebuilt their financial position, with...




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...