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EXCLUSIVE: Landlords cannot ask tenants to take Covid tests prior to...

Landlords can’t ask tenants to take a Covid test before going into a property, says Housing Minister Christopher Pincher.

Minister says ‘substantial rent arrears’ evictions rule will stay at six...

Housing minister Christopher Pincher has confirmed that the government won’t amend the definition of ‘substantial arrears’ back to nine months.

Covid disputes: 13,132 rental deposits led to problems, reveals housing minister

Latest figures from the government show that only 0.3% of all tenancies in England and Wales led to a rental deposit dispute...

LATEST: Government to get serious about policing rented property EPCs next...

Housing minister Christopher Pincher (pictured, above) has revealed plans to clamp down on landlords and letting agents who do not hold or...

Landlords need more time to comply with new electrical safety regulations

The government has been warned that the huge task of ensuring rented homes comply with its new electrical safety standards is unlikely...

Housing minister dashes hopes of a stamp duty holiday extension

Landlords banking on the Chancellor to extend his stamp duty holiday and help them either buy or sell properties have had their...

BREAKING: Government launches MOT-style service for property EPCs

The government has today announced a significant shake-up of the Environment Performance Certificate (EPC) system in England and Wales.

BREAKING: Housing minister rejects calls from MPs to extend eviction ban

Housing minister Christopher Pincher has rejected calls from MPs to extend the evictions ban and give tenants more financial support.  

BREAKING: Housing minister reveals dates for Christmas evictions ‘truce’ for tenants

The Christmas evictions suspension is to run from 11th December 2020 until 11th January 2021 during which bailiffs will be told they...

Government will not legislate over ‘No DSS’ issue, confirms minister

The government has confirmed that it will not introduce legislation to prevent landlords rejecting prospective tenants if they are in receipt of...