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?
Category: policy and legislation
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?
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.
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?
The Prime Minister today has changed her mind and announced that she does want to have an early General election after all. Fixed Terms don’t work Of course in the (good?) old days if the Prime Minister wanted to call an election, he or she could, without having to go to the bother of tabling … Continue reading PM seeks Longer Term Tenancy