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Recent Landlord News

Recent landlord news.

Eviction ban extended, but a welcome relief for landlords in substantial rent arrears cases

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 The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 (the “Regulations”) came into force on Monday 11 January 2021, and extend the eviction ban for residential properties. The regulations apply to England only and provide that no evictions can take place until 21 February 2021. The Government has confirmed that the …

Is our housing market about to crash?

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Coronavirus UK – Will Our Housing Market Crash 2020? Until very recently, the UK housing market was at its strongest before the EU referendum. It is good to be optimistic, however, that said we must not delude ourselves to the reality we face. Few commentators, nevertheless, are making upbeat predictions for our housing market performance for the next 12 months. …

Tenant credit & Referencing checking service

How do you deal with a tenants disrepair claim?

Tenant credit & Referencing The cost of this service is £19.95 inclusive of VAT Before purchasing a tenant credit & referencing report, please log in, or if you are a new landlord or letting agent, please register, Full BLA membership is totally FREE and only takes 2 minutes to register. Tenant credit & Referencing is crucial Do not risk it, reduce risks …

7 top tips how to evict a tenant quickly under Coronavirus

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Eviction process under COVID-19 Under Covid-19, the UK government has passed legislation hitherto to prevent landlords from evicting their tenants. First, we had the total ban on evictions in March this was again extended in August. Then the Government introduced extended eviction notice periods from 2 months for section 21 to 6 months’ notice period. For section 8 notice the …

Free Landlord Helpline for UK Landlords 2020

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Landlord helpline gives members direct access to practising housing lawyers, who are specialists in housing law. The landlord helpline is managed by BLA consultants who are experienced in dealing with bad tenants.  The law relating to the Letting industry can be complicated, more so due to COVID-19 and the recent regulations. The BLA legal team can help to ease the …

Landlords declare war against would-be cannabis farmers

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Landlords in Barnsley are stepping up the fight against cannabis farms. An increasing number of let properties are being used for growing cannabis, leaving landlords with a substantial financial loss. To deal with this problem, landlords in Barnsley are signing up to the ‘Cannabis Aware Scheme’. The Cannabis Aware Scheme has been created by officers in Barnsley to ensure that …

Notice period & Eviction process rules changed again – 6 months notice and other changes

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Further changes to legislation have now been made again to the notice period when evicting a tenant. Landlords must now give their tenants 6 months’ notice before they can evict their tenants. This will remain in force until March 2021. 6 month notice period to evict tenants The Government has made it clear; it will do all it can to …

How to Re-Activate a possession claim and where to download reactivation documents?

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  Possession claims will have to be re-activated Under the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) (Coronavirus) Coronavirus Act 2020 landlords need to re-activate their notices should they still wish to proceed with their possession claim. Re-activation of stayed possession claims court hearings will start again from the 24 of August 2020. However, your stayed claim for possession will not be …

Asbestos: Your Duties as a landlord 2021

asbestos roof tiles british landlords association report 2018

What is asbestos? Asbestos is a potentially harmful mineral fibre that was used extensively in buildings between the 1950s and 1980s. Use of asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999 but you can still find it in many properties. Landlords should assume that asbestos is present in all pre-2000 buildings. If it’s in good condition and not damaged or …

7 Things You Don’t Know About Property Auctions

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(You won’t believe number 7) A fear barrier is held by many when the phrase ‘Property Auctions’ is mentioned even though this method of buying and selling is becoming increasingly popular. Let’s squish some preconceived myths. You don’t NEED to be a cash buyer. Many believe that clients with only ‘deep pockets,’ can buy at auction, which couldn’t be further …

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