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Council Tax Responsibility – Tenant or Landlord?

Filed in Landlords by on 4th September, 2019 0 Comments
Council Tax Responsibility – Tenant or Landlord?

If your tenant decides to leave before the tenancy term end date, who is legally responsible for paying the Council Tax up to that end date? Under the terms of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, many councils will bill the landlord in the hope that the landlord will pay, however, a recent Court of […]

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Section 21 Form 6a amendment – not legal!

Filed in Breaking News by on 9th August, 2019 2 Comments
Section 21 Form 6a amendment – not legal!

Update 13th August: We have been advised that MHCLG has now (as of 12th August) reverted the wording of the Section 21 official document 6A seeking possession in the Government forms website to reflect the document in the legislation.  Original article: Confusion reigns after the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) amended the Form […]

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Rogue landlord database reform consultation

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 23rd July, 2019 0 Comments
Rogue landlord database reform consultation

This consultation is seeking views on widening access to the database to allow tenants and prospective tenants access to the database. To ensure that the database is a useful tool for local authorities and tenants, we are also seeking views on expanding the scope of offences and infractions which could lead to entries on the […]

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English Housing Survey (PRS)

Filed in Breaking News by on 19th July, 2019 0 Comments
English Housing Survey (PRS)

This recently completed English Housing Survey provides a snapshot of the Private Rented Sector (PRS). On the basis of it’s findings, I hope Government ministers will read it and wonder why they are being so hard on the PRS. The report clearly justifies the need for an active PRS, recognises that the majority of tenancies […]

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Regulation of Property Agents Report

Filed in Breaking News by on 19th July, 2019 0 Comments
Regulation of Property Agents Report

A report produced by a working group made up of industry and consumer experts and chaired by Lord Best has just been released. The report contains recommendations for government on a new regulatory framework for property agents. This report can be accessed by clicking here. The report and it’s recommendations will be of interest to […]

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The end of no-fault Section 21 (Form 6a) Possession Notices!

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 15th April, 2019 2 Comments
The end of no-fault Section 21 (Form 6a) Possession Notices!

Update: 4th September, Esther McVey (Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government) with reference to their consultation on Overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies that sought views on the potential benefits of longer tenancies in the private rented sector. Read her response here. Update: 20 July 19: A new consultation “A new deal for renting: resetting […]

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Landlord & Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Guide

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 12th April, 2019 0 Comments
Landlord & Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Guide

The Government’s Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government has produced a guide for landlords and tenants so that landlords and tenants may understand their rights and responsibilities within the Private Rented Sector (PRS).  Click here to access the landlord & tenant guide. The guide has been produced to help both landlords and tenants. It […]

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Landlords will be required to join a Housing Redress Scheme (updated)

Filed in Landlords by on 24th January, 2019 0 Comments
Landlords will be required to join a Housing Redress Scheme (updated)

For first time ever, private landlords will be legally required to join a housing redress scheme – boosting protection for millions of renters across the country.  Announced today by Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.  For further details click here. Scope of mandatory private landlord redress, “There is […]

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law!

Filed in Bath, Breaking News, Bristol, Landlords by on 21st December, 2018 0 Comments
Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law!

 The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is now Law! The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has released its official guide for landlords to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, which comes into force on the 20th March 2019. Click here to access the guide. Following agreement by both Houses […]

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Bristol Additional Licensing approved!

Filed in Breaking News, Bristol, Landlords by on 19th February, 2018 8 Comments
Bristol Additional Licensing approved!

Bristol landlords, news update 11th April 2019: BCC have issued formal public notice of this additional licensing scheme: Click here: Public notice- Central Bristol AL designation 2019 vFinal.  Bristol landlords, news update 2nd April 2019: The Mayor and other members of the Bristol City Council Cabinet met today and approved the implementation of Additional Licensing within […]

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