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Tenant Fees Bill

Elizabeth Eastley
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On 12 February 2019, it was announced that the Tenant Fees Act 2019 is due to come into force on 1 June 2019. The Act restricts the ability of landlords and letting agents to charge certain fees to tenants and prospective tenants.  It applies to most...

My Tenant Wants to Work From Home!

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Concerns Regarding the Creation of a Business Tenancy Within the Definitions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In this day and age, it is commonplace for people to set-up their own business which will see them operating that business from their place...

New Immigration Measures Announced by the Government in Relation to the Private Rental Sector

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Many readers may already be aware of the ‘Right to Rent’ scheme which was introduced – initially as a pilot scheme in the West Midlands from the 1 st December 2014 – under the Immigration Act 2014.  Under the scheme, agents and...

Selling Rented Accommodation to a Tenant - is an Agent able to charge Commission?

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I have recently had a similar question to the above posed by a regular reader of my blogs as, thanks to the beginnings of an economic recovery in the United Kingdom, the housing market has picked up in recent months.  This has, in turn, led to an...

The Deadline for Compliance with the Deregulation Act 2015 in Respect of Historical Deposits is Fast Approaching!

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As I am sure many of you are now aware – especially if you have been following my previous blogs – the Deregulation Act 2015 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent on the 26 th  March 2015.  Whilst it is introducing significant...

Property Redress Schemes

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Recent statistics produced by Citizen’s Advice suggest that 1 in 5 letting agents are not members of any property redress scheme.  This is concerning bearing in mind the fact that, since the 1 st October 2014, it has been a legal requirement for...

Rented Properties and the Energy Act 2011

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The Energy Act 2011 received Royal Assent on the 18 th October 2011 and promised changes of a substantial nature in respect of energy efficiency in rented accommodation.  From the 18 th April 2018, all landlords will be required to ensure that their...