Viewing a property and moving home

This applies to Wales The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 have been amended once again which confirms physical viewings can now be carried out for occupied as well as unoccupied properties. This includes vacant rooms in HMO’s and...

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Procedures for possession

This applies to England and Wales The suspension of the courts hearing possession claims was due to come to an end on 25 June and was extended. The Practice Direction 51Z for the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) was initially issued on 27 March 2020 and suspended all Part...

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Viewing a property and moving home during Covid 19

This applies to England On 21 May 2020 the guidance for people moving home was amended. People are now free to move home, however, they will need to adapt to the processes and procedures to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. An initial viewing should...

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Right to Rent guidance update

Right to rent updated Guidance Factsheet This email only affects Right to rent checks in England. On 1 December 2014 the government introduced the Immigration Act 2014 in the West Midlands as a working trial and then for the rest of England on 1 December 2016. Section...

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Electrical Safety Standards

This email affects electrical safety standards in England. Provisions were made in the Housing and Planning Act 2016, for the Secretary of State to make regulations about electrical safety standards for properties let by private landlords. (Commencement No. 11) brings...

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Buy to let mortgages can no longer dictate “No DSS”

This email applies to England and Wales The Equalities Act 2010 has 9 protected characteristics which are: age disability gender reassignment marriage and civil partnership pregnancy and maternity race religion or belief sex sexual orientation There is nowhere in the...

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Section 21 Consultation

This email only affects section 21 notices in England. The point of the consultation is to seek views on how to implement the Government’s decision to abolish section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improve the implementation of the section 8 grounds. In addition to...

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