Warning extending ban on eviction will cause tumbleweed effect on housing crisis

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To prevent landlords from evicting tenants in England, emergency measures were extended by the Government again on Wednesday, just weeks before they expire. Restrictions on evictions from residential properties have been extended from 31 March to 31 May 2021. In practice, this means that the court bailiff cannot act even where a landlord has a possession order.  Evictions will remain …

Scots able to sell secure tenancies through set valuation from March 2021

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Scottish secure farming tenants will be able to “sell” their tenancy from the end of this month. They can sell to their landlord or another farmer at a price determined by a set formula. The new Scottish legislation applies to farmers who have tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991. It is thought about 4,000 want to relinquish it …

Debtors including Tenants to have protection against Landlords chasing debt

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The government has set out details of its new Debt Respite Scheme – also known as Breathing Space – which comes into effect in May. This is intended for tenants and other debtors who have a ‘problem debt’, giving them the right to legal protections from being chased up by creditors.  This new proposed legislation will protect tenants from landlords …

How to Rent Guide: You MUST serve December 2020 version on prospective tenants, Renewals

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December 2020 New How to Rent Guide Granting a new tenancy, you must now provide December 2020 version of the How to Rent Guide. All members can download the latest version from the link at the bottom of this page.  The Government has just released the new “How to rent” Guide. All landlords and letting agents are reminded they must …

More restrictions on tenant Eviction and Debt recovery 2020 to 2021

COVID-19 EVICTION

Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 To protect against Coronavirus transmission, the Government has passed The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 (‘the Regulations’). This legislation introduces yet another new temporary ban on tenant eviction albeit with limited exemptions.  This latest move to restrict …

How to avoid tenants from Hell!

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Prevention is better than cure – how to avoid bad tenants  We recommend you do the following before you let your property; Carry out full credit & Referencing checks on your tenants. Credit and referencing are not expensive at all. This should show if the addresses and tenant names provided are correct. The report should show the tenant credit history, …

Overview of “Right to Rent” legislation

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Mr Sasha Charles of Landlord Advice UK has published various articles on landlord & Tenant issue’s in the past 24 months, this brief on the subject of “Right to Rent” from him which is to the point and useful for our members:- The Immigration Act 2014 imposed an obligation on landlords to carry out necessary checks to ensure they were …

Tenants can sue landlords for Disrepair under new law from next month

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34-year-old Act Updated A new law will allow people in rented housing the ability to sue landlords if much-needed repairs are not made. At the moment, tenants currently have to take housing matters to their local council and hope that they intervene on their behalf. Since March 20, they will instead be able to go straight to the courts if …

Welsh Tenant Saver Loans paid directly to agents and landlords in Wales

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The Welsh Government has today announced the introduction of their new “Tenant Saver Loan Scheme” (TSLS). Tenant Saver Loan Scheme will be made available from early September and is intended to support those most affected by the Covid-19. Tenant Saver Loan Scheme is designed to help private tenants who are experiencing rent arrears during the pandemic as a direct result …

Six-month notice period introduced for landlords in Wales

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The Welsh government’s introduction of the six months’ notice period is devasting news for some Welsh landlords some who are already struggling financially. Landlords in Wales will need to give six months’ notice to their tenants when seeking to evict their tenants. Mr Sasha Charles the CEO of Landlord Advice UK one the UK’s leading tenant eviction companies said: “I …

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