Update 18 June

Firstly, in Wales the longer "Coronavirus" notices have been extended from 30 June to the 30 September. Unlike in England, Wales has not changed the notice periods so almost all notices remain at 6 months. Secondly, in England the temporary Coronavirus Right to Rent...

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Right to Rent for Hong Kong Nationals

Right to Rent for Hong Kong Nationals This only applies to England In 1997, Hong Kong nationals were given an option to retain ties to the UK by taking up a British National Overseas status. This meant that they would be able to settle in the UK if they chose to....

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Updated guidance for landlords and tenants

This applies to England only MHCLG released new guidance for landlords and tenants. The main change is that they have removed specific guidance regarding on-site canteens and restaurants within retirement and care settings. Whilst this may not have a huge impact for...

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New rules for section 8 & 21 

Applies to England only New rules for section 8 & 21 As of 1 June 2021, the government has made changes to the notice periods, which have generally been reduced when issuing a tenant with a section 8 or 21. New prescribed form 3 and 6a have been issued and should...

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Landlord right to rent checks update

This applies to England The temporary Coronavirus guidance for right to rent checks was due to expire on 17 May 2021, but as of today (12 May 2021) the Home office and Immigration enforcement have extended the guidance until 20 June 2021. This means you can continue...

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Section 8 notice

This applies to England only Following our post that was published on 30 April 2021, on 4 May 2021 MHCLG published their own, and slightly different, section 8 form. This, no doubt, will lead to a lot of confusion as to which form should be used going forward.  Those...

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Section 8 notice changing

Legislation has just appeared changing the section 8 notice from the 4 May. The changes are to include information about breathing spaces. However, the really interesting thing is that the periods of notice are the periods that exist outside of the Coronavirus Act....

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Right to rent checks update

This applies to England only. Today the government have updated the guidance for landlord right to rent checks.  The temporary changes were put in place from 30 March 2020 which were: ask the tenant to submit a scanned copy or a photo of their original documents via...

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Green homes grant, no more

This applies to England & Wales The Green Homes Grant was introduced at the end of the first Coronavirus lockdown as a way of stimulating the economy and at the same time improving the energy efficiency of properties. Property owners, including landlords, could...

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