Electrical Regulations Latest Update

ARLA have been in dialogue with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) since the guidance on the Electrical Regulations was issued late on Thursday afternoon.  In trying to make different parts of the guidance clear and easy to use, the revisions inadvertently brought many more properties into scope.  ARLA have stressed throughout, the importance of allowing [...]

By | 2020-06-22T12:29:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS

  CHANGES TO ELECTRICAL REGULATIONS     Late yesterday afternoon, the Government published amended Electrical Regulations Guidance covering private rented properties in England. The new guidance states: The Regulations apply from 1 July 2020 to new tenancies that began on or after 1 June 2020 and to existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. This contradicts [...]

By | 2020-06-19T09:11:29+00:00 June 19th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

ELECTRICAL SAFETY GUIDANCE – ENGLAND

The UK Government on 1 June 2020 released guidance on the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The rules apply to new tenancies entered into (signed and dated) on or after 1 July 2020 and for all existing tenancies from 1 April 2021. It will cover all private tenancies including licenses [...]

By | 2020-06-08T10:25:42+00:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

THE PATH TOWARDS REGULATION

Back in July the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government released a report that has put Estate Agents on the path towards the regulation of estate agents in the UK and letting agents in England.   While we don’t know what regulation will look like in its final form, the report showed the recommendations of the [...]

By | 2019-11-27T21:09:47+00:00 November 27th, 2019|Categories: Lettings, Regulations, Sales|0 Comments

Demand for clear information on new Deposit Cap legislation

In April, the UK’s largest tenancy deposit protection scheme (by the value of deposits protected) launched DepositCap.com, an online resource to provide information to those who will be affected by the new legislation, and it has already seen over 17,000 unique visits. The resource centre offers examples of how the Tenant Fees Ban could affect [...]

By | 2019-07-19T15:16:32+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Regulations|0 Comments

Landlord confidence key to possession reforms

Section 21 repossessions should be retained in the private rented sector unless and until a new system is in place that provides landlords with the same level of confidence about repossessing properties in legitimate circumstances. Groups representing landlords and letting agents forming a ‘Fair Possessions Coalition’ have united in warning that plans to abolish Section [...]

By | 2019-07-19T15:13:40+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (R0PA) report to Government

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has released a report on the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) proposing a new regulatory framework to cover estate agents across the UK and letting and managing agents in England only. The report comes as part of work to raise professional [...]

By | 2019-07-19T15:10:26+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Categories: Lettings, Regulations, Sales|0 Comments

Government consult on extending AML rules to lettings

The Government have launched a consultation on extending the anti-money laundering rules to cover letting agents as set out in the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD). Under 5MLD, the scope of obliged entities within the property sector is expanded to include the letting agency sector for high value transactions with a monthly rent of 10,000 Euros or [...]

By | 2019-04-24T17:19:28+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments

Government plans to abolish Section 21

The UK Government has announced plans to consult on new legislation to abolish Section 21 evictions – so called ‘no-fault’ evictions in England. This will effectively create open-ended tenancies, and lead to what the Government believe will be more effective means of getting their property back when they genuinely need to do so. Under the [...]

By | 2019-04-24T17:15:37+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments