Continue to carry out Right to Rent checks

In a letter from Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Minister of State for Immigration, to ARLA Propertymark dated 15 March 2019 the Government has confirmed that there are no immediate changes to the operation of the Right to Rent policy and landlords and letting agents are still obliged to conduct checks as required in legislation. [...]

By | 2019-03-25T12:06:09+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments

TENANT FEE BAN – June 1st 2019

The biggest change in the letting industry since the housing act of 1988.  In our opinion a ‘CROWD PLEASING’ move by the Conservative government in conjunction with the Labour party who included it within their election manifesto prior to the last two general elections. We say a crowd pleaser!, as in our opinion this is [...]

By | 2019-02-19T18:41:01+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ON ELECTRICAL SAFETY CHECKS

Today, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be introduced in a phased approach.   Whilst the implementation date has not yet been clarified, MHCLG has stated its intention to introduce legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows, [...]

By | 2019-01-29T17:19:10+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations|0 Comments

TENANT FEES BILL UPDATE – ENGLAND

ARLA PRESS RELEASE:   TENANT FEES BILL UPDATE - ENGLAND         “Once again politicians are attacking the industry for their own purposes. Tenancy deposits have worked perfectly well for over a decade, and there is no basis in research that these amendments are necessary.    "This move will do nothing but push the [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:49:31+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tenant Fees Bill introduced into Parliament

On Wednesday 2 May 2018, the Government introduced the Tenant Fees Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny and recommendations from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee. All measures relate to England only. A ban on letting fees was announced at Autumn Statement 2016 and was also a commitment in the 2017 Conservative Party Manifesto. The [...]

By | 2018-05-14T19:12:52+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments

GOVERNMENT INTRODUCE TENANT FEES BILL

Today, the Government introduced the Tenant Fees Bill and issued their official response to the HCLG Select Committee report on the draft Tenant Fees Bill. All proposals relate to England only.   The Government have confirmed that following provisions will be included in the Tenant Fees Bill:   Security deposits must not exceed the equivalent of [...]

By | 2018-05-04T16:39:31+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments

AT LAST SAY MIKE SMITH MNAEA, MARLA, & STEVE ROOT MNAEA, MARLA

Government reveals letting agents' mandatory qualification and code of conduct   The government has announced a crackdown on rogue letting agents in the shape of a mandatory code of practice and the introduction of a nationally-recognised qualification. It says criminal charges will be brought against those letting and managing agents who break the code; a [...]

By | 2018-04-09T11:44:08+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments

Government explains why lettings fee ban is still 15 months away

The government has explained why the ban on letting agents’ fees on tenants will not be implemented until spring 2019 - because it will take a substantial period for the legislation to get through parliament. Yesterday the National Approved Lettings Scheme revealed that it had tried to get to the bottom of when the long-awaited [...]

By | 2018-01-11T15:42:21+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments

MPs wary of ‘unintended consequences’ of fees ban

The majority of MPs speaking at a House of Commons debate yesterday acknowledged they are wary of the 'unintended consequences' of a blanket ban on letting agent fees. Several MPs referred to the potential implications for small businesses and low income or non-UK tenants, as well as the prospect of rising rents and job losses. [...]

By | 2018-01-14T10:56:50+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Regulations, Tenants|0 Comments