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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...

Minister refuses to intervene as landlords and students do battle over...

Landlords have been reassured by housing minister Chris Pincher that the government will not take sides in the student accommodation market,...

Housing minister bats off calls for rent increase ban in England

Christopher Pincher has comprehensively dismissed calls from activists, the Mayor of London, lobbyists and fellow MPs to consider a rent increase...

Progress on adding names to rogue landlord database remains ‘glacial’

Nearly two years after being launched, the government's initiative to help councils report the industry's worst offenders to a national database has...