Landlords should be aware that from 1st April 2018, new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will prohibit landlords from granting new tenancies (or renewing/extending existing tenancies) for properties with an EPC rating of F or G. The Government has now signalled their intention to toughen the regulations even further. As it stands currently, landlords can … Continue reading Will Landlords have to pay up to £5000 towards energy efficiency improvements next year?
Parliament returned from its summer break this week and one of the first things up on the agenda was a debate on the upcoming letting fees ban. The debate was secured by Kevin Hollinrake, Conservative MP for Thirsk & Malton and co-founder of Hunters estate agency, who began proceedings by setting out his reasons for … Continue reading Housing Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Banning Letting Fees
While some private rented sector regulations are being held up (and possibly quietly pushed aside), other changes are due to come into force in the next year that could impact your business. We'll be going over these in more detail over the coming weeks. Now is your chance to test your knowledge with a quick … Continue reading Pop Quiz: Are you regulation ready?
New energy efficiency laws are coming into effect over the next few years that will affect private landlords and their ability to let their properties. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is looking for your views to ensure one key aspect, the exemptions register, is designed with landlords’ needs in mind. Click here … Continue reading Have Your Say: Landlords’ views needed for energy efficiency regulations.
Last month’s Queen’s Speech saw the promise of a draft Bill to enact the ban on letting fees to tenants. Although, with more than 4,700 responses to the consultation on the ban which will inform the content of that draft Bill, the Government may take a bit of time getting it written and published. While … Continue reading Theresa Maybe – PRS Regulations left up in the air?