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?
Following a less than successful election for the returning Prime Minister, the build up to the Queen’s Speech seemed to be focussed on identifying what manifesto policies would actually survive the inevitable cull to improve its chances of being passed. One thing not to be dropped was the Government’s pledge to ban all letting fees … Continue reading Government to Ban Tenants with Pets?
The Chancellor and Home Secretary have stayed in place, but who’s new in Theresa May’s Government? Housing Minister With the previous Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, losing his seat in June’s election there was an important vacancy at the Department for Communities & Local Government. That position was filled after a couple of days of patient … Continue reading Government Reshuffle: Who’s New for Landlords
She wanted a tenancy renewal, she got a statutory periodic – there’s no reason she can’t stay put as long as she fulfils her part of the bargain, but there’s no guarantees. It’s a stretch of a PRS analogy, but a fairly illustrative one given the gambit Mrs May relied upon, and the outcome that … Continue reading Election 2017: The Irony of May!