Another ‘New’ Housing Minister…

As Boris officially becomes Prime Minister, he has appointed two new MP’s as Secretary of State for Housing and Housing Minister. This was reported on ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 25th July… Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed a new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and a new housing minister The little known […]

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Section 21 Abolition WILL Happen…

There has been a lot of talk about the Government abolishing Section 21 – the process by which landlords can reclaim their properties from existing tenants whilst in a tenancy agreement without having to state a reason. This now seems to be a reality as reported in ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 22 July… The Government […]

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Entire Property Industry to be Regulated

The Government has published a report outlining it;s plans to regulate ALL Property Agents and, in our opinion, it’s about time! The full story was published in ‘Property Industry Eye’ on 18th July… A new era for the entire agency sector begins today, with the publication by the Government of a report calling for minimum […]

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A Property ‘MOT’ for Derby Landlords…

“I just love looking over and keeping up to date with the 150 plus pieces of legislation that govern the rental of residential property in the UK”  said No Derby Landlord… ever If you are one of the 6,827 Derby landlord’s that manages your own property, would it surprise you to know that there around […]

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill

Another piece of lettings regulation is due to come into force on 20th March 2019. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill has seems to have largely gone under the radar, being left a little in the shadows of the more newsworthy Tenant Fee Bill. The bill has passed through Parliament and received Royal Assent, making […]

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Private Landlords and the Tenant Fee Ban…

On the 15th January 2019, after what seems like an eternity of uncertainty,  the 1st June 2019 was announced as the date the Tenant Fee Bill will come into force. Although private landlords across the country may have heard whispers of the Tenant Fee Bill, many have failed to consider the impact it will have […]

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Further Landlord Legislation on the Horizon…

The Communities Secretary has announced that all private landlords will be legally required to join a redress scheme or face a £5000 fine. The article on property118.com below outlines the announcement in more detail: A new Housing Complaints Resolution Service has been announced for the entire housing market and for the first time ever, private […]

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Tenants Could Sue Over Poor Conditions

There seems to be no let up when it comes to more landlord legislation…  it’s Christmas for goodness sake! Here’s how Property Industry Eye reported  a new Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector tenants to sue over the conditions of their property: A Private Members’ Bill which will allow private rental sector […]

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What does GDPR mean for Self Manage Landlords?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now here! GDPR has been introduced essentially to deal with the notoriously poorer uses of individuals personal data by companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google etc. It certainly isn’t aimed at private landlords! However, this doesn’t mean that landlords get off lightly.. the legislation means that landlords must process […]

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Overview As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any property rented out in the private rented sector to, in most circumstances, have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect […]

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