MINISTER ANNOUNCES TWO MONTH EXTENSION TO EVICTIONS BAN

The Government has extended the eviction ban for a further two months. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has tweeted "We are suspending evictions from social and private rented accommodation by a further two months. Eviction hearings will not be heard in courts until the end of August and no one will be evicted from their [...]

By | 2020-06-08T10:27:56+00:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

Mediation service launches to keep landlords, agents and tenants out of court

The Property Redress Scheme, which has launched the service, says it has been brought forward to cope with the extra tensions being caused by the pandemic out of court    A unique mediation service to help landlords, letting agents and tenants resolve disputes without having to resort to courts has been launched by the Property [...]

By | 2020-04-29T11:21:31+00:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

ISSUE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AMENDED RULES AND GUIDANCE

Rent payments: Tenants have been advised to continue to pay rent and abide by all other terms of their tenancy agreement to the best of their ability.   Landlords should offer support and understanding to tenants who may start to see their income fluctuate.  An early conversation between landlord and tenant can help both parties to [...]

By | 2020-04-29T11:09:48+00:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCY

As from the 20th March, until further notice, non-essential repairs will not be carried out on any of our managed properties. Please continue to use our reporting platform via our website to report any fault, and to obtain the appropriate guidance. Of course, there will continue to be a requirement for contractors to still visit your property to [...]

By | 2020-04-09T13:36:44+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

M & M INCREASE THEIR MARKET SHARE

Latest statistics prepared by Rightmove show that M & M Lettings have increased their market share of Lets Agreed from 43.2% to 48.4% from September 2018 to September 2019. To put this further into perspective in the context of market share - M & M agreed lets of 237 properties, with the agent with the [...]

By | 2019-09-25T15:52:16+00:00 September 25th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|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

Labour calls for indefinite tenancies

Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey MP has pledged that the next Labour Government will protect private renters in England from eviction, by introducing new ‘indefinite’ tenancies. This latest proposal marks a change from Labour's pledge at the 2017 general election, where it committed to making private tenancies three years by default. The Party claims [...]

By | 2019-03-25T12:16:44+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments