Category: policy and legislation

‘No-fault’ possession comes to an end in Scotland!

As of 1st December 2017 no landlord in Scotland will be able to create a new Short Assured Tenancy. Instead the new default private tenancy will be the Private Residential Tenancy, no doubt from this point on to be known as the ‘PRT’. The new three letter initialism is but the tip of the Scottish … Continue reading ‘No-fault’ possession comes to an end in Scotland!

Theresa Maybe – PRS Regulations left up in the air?

Theresa Maybe – PRS Regulations left up in the air?

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?

Government to Ban Tenants with Pets?

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?

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

June 8th is fast approaching and we have already looked at each party’s manifesto offerings to landlords: Conservative | Labour | Liberal Democrats | Green Party | UKIP When it comes to the private rented sector, each party has an offering that would appeal to the tenant more than the landlord. With 20% of all … Continue reading It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

Should landlords fear a Conservative landslide?

After last week’s local elections, everyone is working on the assumption that the Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservatives are on the way to a massive win.  It is not a case of if but by how many seats (a far cry from 2015). Working on this assumption for a minute, (I am sure … Continue reading Should landlords fear a Conservative landslide?