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Be prepared - avoid a slip up!

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In an exciting busy property letting market, the rewards for successful letting agents are plain to see, hopefully happy customers full of praise and reviews aplenty on social media. The downside though is evident to any property manager and their team, it can all unravel after the tenancy has ended and the negotiations about the...

Posted by John King on 13 July 2016

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How will Brexit affect landlord and tenant law?

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The decision to withdraw from the European Union will have a big impact on many aspects of British life. In this week's guest blog, Ben Gosling explores the potential impact of Brexit on landlord and tenant law in the UK.

Posted by Ben Gosling of Commercial Trust on 6 July 2016

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Banning Orders; the impact on tenancy deposit schemes

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The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces the possibility of local authorities obtaining a banning order against a landlord or agent convicted of a banning offence in England. The Secretary of State is required to issue regulations which set out the details of a “banning order offence” and these are still to be developed.   Tenancy...

Posted by Steve Harriott on 16 June 2016

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Section 21s and repairs – are you prepared for the new rules?

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*On 1 October 2015, a number of new pieces of legislation come into effect that will limit landlords’ powers to serve section 21 eviction notices.*

Posted by Ben Gosling, Commercial Trust on 30 September 2015

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Do you need to act on the Deregulation Act? Check the TDS infographic

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The Deregulation Act came into force on 26 March 2015 to clarify tenancy deposit protection requirements.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 8 April 2015

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Retaliatory eviction: New government policy statement on the Deregulation Bill

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The Government has released a new policy statement on changes to the Deregulation Bill regarding the eviction of tenants. You can read the policy statement in full on the government website, but the changes have been summarised by the Department for Communities and Local Government as follows:

Posted by Chris Kendall on 17 February 2015

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Deregulation Bill Update: PropertyTribes interviews Steve Harriott

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The Deregulation Bill is expected to come into law within the coming weeks, updating and clarifying deposit protection law following the Superstrike v Rodrigues and Charalambous v Ng legal rulings.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 12 February 2015

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Renting reform in Wales is now well underway

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* A major restructure of the private rented sector is now full steam ahead.*

Posted by on 10 February 2015

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Can you smell the deprivation in the private rented sector?

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*  **Standards in private rented sector housing were put before Parliament once again yesterday in a Bill to make private landlords meet the Decent Homes Standard. *

Posted by Chris Kendall, Tenancy Deposit Scheme on 29 January 2015

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RLA Guest Blog: Welsh Housing Bill Passed

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The Housing (Wales) Bill was passed in plenary on 8 July 2014 and can receive Royal Assent from 6 August. The Residential Landlords Association will be helping educate landlords in Wales in advance of it coming into effect, expected in 2015 - here is an update for landlords in Wales from the RLA.

Posted by Residential Landlords Association on 21 July 2014

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