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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Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019

This email only affects those letting properties in Wales who from the 1 September 2019 will have to comply with the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/anaw/2019/2/enacted   On 13 August 2019 GOV.WALES website issued...

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Section 21 Form 6A Updated

  This email only affects the section 21 notices in England. This email is further from our email that was sent to you on 12 August 19 explaining the reason as to why the section 21 Form 6A that The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) had...

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Section 21 confusion

On the 8 August 2019 the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) posted a new version of the section 21 notice on their website. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/assured-tenancy-forms#form-6a. The confusion is, should you use this updated version of...

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How to Rent

It has been brought to our attention that there have been minor changes to the How to Rent Guide. If you visit the MHCLG website it still records the last edit date as the 31 May, but there have been two tiny changes since then. On the 3 June there was a version...

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