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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Consultation season starts early in 2019!

Towards the end of 2018 we had about 20 consultations on different issues that had some impact on housing. This year the buds of another busy autumn are appearing already. The consultation on banning section 21 notices has been launched. It runs from 21 July to the 12...

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New How to Rent Guide and Form 6A

It's the 1st June and we have a new section 21 notice to be used for all noticed served on post October 2015 assured shorthold tenancies, along with a new How to Rent Guide. From today the previous Form 6A is no longer valid (with the obvious exception of notices that...

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Complaints system overhaul

Today, Communities Secretary the Right Honourable James Brokenshire has announced an overhaul of the complaints and redress system for the property industry. The idea is to have one "housing industry" wide scheme with a single point of contact for the consumer. Some...

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Fitness for Human Habitation

Fitness for Human Habitation

On 20 December 2018 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 received Royal Assent. It covers both private and council housing though we will only comment on the main stream PRS implications. The new law modifies rules already in the Landlord and Tenant Act...

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