New evictions to be banned during coronavirus ‘national emergency’

Landlords will be banned from evicting tenants during the coronavirus “national emergency” after the government rushed through legislation to help renters who may face financial difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.


Tenants will be able to sue landlords if homes are cold or mouldy under new law

Tenants in England will have more powers to hold landlords who rent out substandard properties to account later this month as the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act comes into force.


Housing Secretary overhauls tenancy agreement to help end pet ban

The Housing Secretary has called on landlords to “open their doors” to tenants with pets as he announced an overhaul of the current tenancy contract model to make it easier for animal-loving tenants to find homes.


Government confirm abolition of no-fault evictions but landlords given greater re-possession powers

The new Conservative government has abolished no-fault evictions and introduced lifetime deposits under new legislation aimed at improving the rental market in England.


Could private landlords play a ‘decisive’ role in deciding outcome of general election?

According to data from HMRC and analysed and published by The Times, landlords could play a pivotal role in who ends up with the keys to No.10 Downing Street come December 13, with the outcome of over 100 constituencies potentially in their hands.


RLA calls for ‘smarter enforcement’ as councils fail to use new powers to tackle rogue landlords

One of the UK’s leading landlord bodies has urged political parties to give councils the resources to enforce current buy-to-let regulations rather than impose further legislation on the sector.


What are the benefits to being an eco-friendly landlord?

The response to the climate crisis is growing daily and with it a demand for action and tougher policy measures.


Surprisingly little’ change in average rents despite Tenant Fees Act

Average rents have remained steady in Q3 according to the UK’s biggest flatsharing site.


Landlords back merger of largest landlord organisations

Landlords have given the go ahead to the merger of the two largest landlord organisations in England and Wales.


Landlords charging ‘pet rent’ to offset fees ban

Landlords are charging tenants with pets up to £50 a month extra in a bid to recoup losses following the ban on letting fees and the cap on five-week deposits.


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