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MHCLG - A New Deal for Renting: A Consultation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government A New Deal for Renting: A Consultation Frequently Asked Questions   General questions and answers   Q What is an assured shorthold tenancy?   A: An assured shorthold tenancy is a type of fixed term tenancy under the 1988...


Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

• Government announces end to unfair evictions

·         Press release ·         Government announces end to unfair evictions ·         Biggest change to the private rental sector for a generation. ·...


Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mandatory Electrical Safety Checks

  Whilst the implementation date has not yet been clarified, MHCLG has stated its intention to introduce legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows, with letting agents and landlords being given at least six months to familiarise with the new legislation before it comes into force. A transitional period will apply for two...


Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lettings industry regulation coming soon!!

Industry Regulation becomes a reality Sunday 01 April 2018 Government has today announced its response to recent consultations on industry regulation and Client Money Protection in England. If passed, the new measures will mean that agents will be required to adhere to a new Code of Practice and obtain a nationally recognised...


Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Draft Tenant Fees Bill - concerns over no impact assessment

On Monday 8 January 2018 the Communities and Local Government Committee had its first evidence session examining the Draft Tenant Fees Bill where leading housing expert Dr Julie Rugg said that policy makers need to understand how letting agents work before knowing what the impact will be. Unstrategic During the exchanges with MPs, Dr...


Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Propertymark Bulletin Oct 2017

SUSTAINED CAMPAIGNING LEADS TO INDUSTRY REGULATION       Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP has used his speech to the Conservative Party Conference to announce plans to introduce mandatory regulation for letting agents in England.   These...


Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017