Posts tagged Private Rented Sector
Regulation of the Property Industry - No Need to Panic

Today we received a spike in the number of calls we usually have; it’s not an unusual occurrence because are a customer facing organisation who supports their membership with advice, guidance and help in any matters relating to Landlord, Tenant, and the Agency world . What caused the spike today’s announcement that the findings of ROPA (Regulation of Property Agents) presented to the Housing Minister on Monday, that the Private Rented Sector should be regulated

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31 Days to go until the Tenant Fees Act 2019 becomes Law

Anticipating change or the next episode of Game of Thrones can be quite traumatic. Since Phillip Hammond’s announcement in his Autumn Statement which feels light years away, there has been a lot of deliberation over what can and cannot be charged , the impact on the Private Rented Sector, the impact on not only SMEs but all agency types and most important of all the impact on tenants.

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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 – 20th March 2019 – FAQs

The Act revives a clause in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, requiring all rented homes to be ‘fit for human habitation’ at the start of the tenancy and throughout the duration of the tenancy. We have all been used to the LTA 1985 – Section 11 – as it’s the go to piece of legislation for Property Managers.

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Housing Minister Tightens up Rules on Electrical Safety to better protect Renters

Renters will receive better protection thanks to new measures designed to ensure mandatory electrical inspections are carried out by competent and qualified inspectors, Housing Minister Heather Wheeler MP has announced yesterday. As part of the government’s commitment to drive up standards in the private rented sector, landlords will be legally required to ensure that the inspectors they hire to carry out safety inspections have the necessary competence and qualifications to do so – with tough financial penalties for those who fail to comply.

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