News, articles and information useful to local landlords.
Details of the delayed Renters Reform Bill have now been published. The Renters Reform Bill is introduced by Government in this link (click here). Feel free to leave your comments on the ALL Wessex facebook page. In summary: The Renters (Reform) Bill is intended to improve the system for both the 11 million private renters […]
This consultation seeks views on the way that Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in England are valued for council tax, and on proposed changes to that process to ensure that HMOs are banded as one property and have one council tax band, other than in exceptional circumstances. The proposal to banded as one property is […]
Following representations by many landlords and landlord groups including ALLWESSEX, the government has listened to our comments relating to the problems associated with tenants that behave in an anti social manner. There is now an action plan to tackle this problem – let’s hope it works! Follow the link; Action plan to crack down on […]
In the fallout from the Grenfell Tower disaster, new fire regulations have been published by the government that affect even smaller landlords with ordinary dwellings including HMOs. The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 will mainly affect landlords, building owners and managers, collectively known as “responsible persons”. The changes set out in the regulations are a […]
A revised “How to Rent Guide” has been issued by the government. Landlords MUST issue this at the start of any new tenancy or if it is renewed. We issue it when we protect the deposit. It forms part of the prescribed information landlords must issue, and if they do not, they will lose the […]
“Mooring and operational costs in Bristol Harbour are due to be increased by BCC in April, affecting residential and commercial boat owners. Not directly related to the Private Rented Sector, however, as landlords we are continually being criticised for increasing rental fees and resistance to rent controls, I felt this BBC News extract was an […]
S24 Petition to government. See link below. Let’s see if we can get the numbers up to 100,000 to force a parliamentary debate!
If you are a landlord in Oldfield Park, Lower Weston and the Chelsea Road area, you need to know that BANES is embarking on a programme of Residents’ Parking Zones that will cause huge difficulties and extra cost for you and your tenants, 7 days per week! There are 7 consultations at the moment and […]
HMRC has now confirmed that the introduction date for MTD will be 1 April (funny that!) 2026 but don’t hold your breath. Landlords with a turnover greater than £50,000 will have to join the scheme and from 1 April 2027, that threshold comes down to £30,000. The postponement is apparently due to government IT problems […]
Kathryn Hunter from the Bristol City Renting Team made a very good presentation at our last meeting on 1 December appealing for landlords to come forward with properties. The link below provides further details but the Council is prepared to be very helpful to landlords in an effort to reduce its temporary housing costs. So, […]