Debt respite Scheme: Tenant breathing space legislation guide for landlord

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What is Breathing Space? We explore various types of breathing spaces, the legal protection for debtors, and creditor action options. For all parties concerned, if a debt solution can be reached with the aid of a debt advice provider, this will be a much and cheaper route for most landlords. Protection Standard Breathing Space The standard breathing space can affect …

Government extends moratorium on commercial property evictions to March 2022

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  Commercial Property Eviction Ban Some more unwelcome news for commercial landlords. The UK government has announced Commercial landlords will be unable to evict their tenants for unpaid rent for another nine months.   This is time some landlords don’t have as creditor’s mainly lenders lean on them to repay the mortgage arrears.   Some commercial landlords are already nursing …

What landlords need to know about GDPR? | 2021

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What is GDPR, and does it apply to landlords? GDPR stands for “General Data Protection Regulation”. Landlords need to be aware of the data protection legislation and familiarise themselves with the GDPR legal requirements. Some private landlords who may have just one property wrongly think they need to comply with the privacy protection law. They should read this blog or …

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 …

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