Tagged: regulation

New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

New Section 21 regulations to come into effect on 1st October

Despite a hitch in drafting the legislation, the government has confirmed that its new Section 21 regulations will come into effect on 1st October. It is therefore likely, that from this date, at the...




No plans to extend letting agent fees ban to England

No plans to extend letting agent fees ban to England

Housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has confirmed that the government has no plans to extend a ban on letting agency fees to England. Although fees are already banned in Scotland, the government has stated that...




Rogue letting agents should be banned from industry says ARLA

Rogue letting agents should be banned from industry says ARLA

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has told Government ministers that all letting agents should be professionally qualified, with rogue agents banned from the industry. The association also wants to see bans in...




Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

Scottish Government launches code of practice consultation for letting agents

A consultation period for a proposed code of practice for letting agents has been launched by the Scottish Government. Included in the proposals are requirements for letting agents to undergo training before they can...




Misinformation being spread in relation to new licensing system

Misinformation being spread in relation to new licensing system

From autumn 2015 all private landlords who rent out accommodation in Wales will be required to register with Rent Smart Wales under part 1 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. In addition, those agents...




Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

Responses to second PRS reform consultation published

An analyses of responses to the second consultation on a new tenancy for the private rented sector (PRS) has been published by the Scottish Government. The vast majority of responses came from campaigns such...




Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

Threat of jail for housing illegal immigrants

The government has announced a series of measures to tackle illegal immigration. They will be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill that will require landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants. Landlords...




New crackdown on buy-to-let sector ‘imminent’

New crackdown on buy-to-let sector ‘imminent’

In the wake of the warning from the Bank of England that the buy-to-let bubble could threaten the financial stability of the entire country, the UK chancellor, George Osborne, has indicated that a crack...




Rent Smart Wales, launches this autumn

Rent Smart Wales, launches this autumn

A new compulsory licensing and registration scheme for landlords is to be launched in Wales this autumn.  The new scheme will require landlords to register themselves and their properties.  If a landlord wants to...