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Ministers have until Thursday (16th July) to bring in new laws preventing a wave of homelessness across the country, the Labour party has claimed. Shadow housing secretary Thangam Debbonaire believes the tight parliamentary timetable...
Are you a letting agent who has either been away from the game for a while during Covid or who wants to continue your professional development? Then HF Assist is offering agents a three-and-a-half...
Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing Luke Hall has today urged landlords and letting agents to play their part in ensuring discrimination against tenants in receipt of benefits is stamped out. The minister’s comments...
Business tenancies have come under the spotlight more than ever during this COVID-19 epidemic and the landlord and tenant relationship has been put under unprecedented strain. Tenants have struggled to maintain their businesses in...
Landlords and letting agents risk prosecution if they will not allow housing benefit claimants to rent their properties, following a landmark court case. A ruling at York County Court has found that the ‘No DSS’...
Landlords are very unlikely to face prosecution for leaving tenants in cold and draughty homes, according to new research into energy efficiency regulations designed to protect renters across England and Wales. Fewer than 6%...
A council in Northamptonshire is the latest to offer private landlords a raft of generous incentives to accept or retain vulnerable tenants in a scheme labelled a ‘sticking plaster’ by critics. Kettering Council’s scheme,...
Government plans for a pre-action protocol to help regulate possession proceedings within the private rented sector will fail to prevent a cliff edge in evictions once the ban is lifted, London mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed.
The Labour party has labelled Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement that landlords will benefit from a reduction in stamp duty a “bung”, which will only worsen the housing crisis by reducing the supply of homes.
A war of words has erupted over how to both regulate and lower the number of ‘badly-run’ HMOs threatening the town of Luton. Frustrations have been growing after its selective licensing scheme was delayed...