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Recent Landlord News

Recent landlord news.

Plea for landlords to support NHS workers and compassion towards Renters struggling to pay rent

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The British Landlords Association continues to urge its members, through the COVID-19 period, to support NHS workers by offering free accommodation. Other members with existing NHS renters are requested to support their tenants too. Most landlords will not be able to help. However, some will and have the financial grace to do so. Some BLA members have risen to the …

As our economy hits the wall, renters, residential and commercial landlords, need to come together

banks, landlords and renters

During the last three weeks, apart from the NHS, and the toilet roll barons; residential landlords and renters have been the main focal point of attention. The closures of non-essential commercial premises like shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities, has financially challenged landlords and tenants alike. Burger King, Carluccio’s and Yo! Sushi is among many UK businesses, who plan to …

Government implements urgent support for landlords and renters

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The Government has introduced a package of measures, to protect renters affected by a coronavirus, in the private and social sectors. These measures will afford renters some protection, from eviction in the short term. These measures apply to England and Wales. Eviction notice extended to 3 months From today, should landlords wish to evict a tenant, they are required to …

10 important things about the new Electrical Safety Regulations for Landlord

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Electrical Safety Standards Regulations 2020 From 1st of June 2020,  landlords will need to comply with the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The new regulation means, landlords must ensure electrical installation is inspected and tested, at least every five years. A qualified person must do the inspection. Ten key points landlords need to know are: every fixed electrical installation …

Which Tenancy deposit scheme to use – DPS, TDS, Mydeposits or Zero Deposit?

TENANT DEPOSIT SCHEME THE BLA 2020

What are the three tenancy deposit schemes? There are three government-backed deposit protection schemes: Deposit Protection Service (DPS), MyDeposits and Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit legislation applies to all residential properties let on an assured shorthold tenancy after 6th of April 2007. How does the deposit custodial scheme work? The custodial scheme is where the landlord transfers the deposit …

Coronavirus: Landlords need government financial help, they need it now

Landlords need government financial

Due to emergency measures to be introduced by the Government, renters will receive protection from eviction. Landlords will not be allowed to evict tenants, during the coronavirus pandemic, for at least three months. Tenant eviction Ban for at least three months With these new measures in place, no renters, in private or social accommodation, will need to be worried about …

Wirral Council expands selective licensing in 6 other areas

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Wirral council has designated, selective licensing, in 6 other areas under its control. The designated 6 areas are parts of Birkenhead and Seacombe, described in the council Schedule, as being subject to selective licensing, from 1st July 2020. The designation map may be inspected between 9.00 and 17.00 on weekdays at the Council’s address which is: Wirral Council, Housing Services, …

Labour calls for ban on evictions for tenants affected by Coronavirus

Labour ban on landlords eviction 2020

John Healey MP, the shadow housing secretary, called on other MP’s to support an introduction of an eviction ban, for tenants who are affected by the Coronavirus. The emergency legislation is due to be tabled this week. Labour is seeking a ban on eviction Labour, wants to change the law, to prevent landlords from regaining possession of properties if tenants …

Coronavirus – Calls for rent and mortgage holiday – including pausing tenant evictions

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There is mounting pressure on Scottish landlords, who have defaulting tenants, not to evict tenants, who are facing financial hardship, due to Coronavirus. The housing minister Kevin Stewart said: The Government was urgently considering what measures could be put in place, to support people who may face eviction due to the virus. Mr Stewart was responding to a petition, made …

Budget: Speculations on what landlords expect, may well change completely

Budget: Speculations on what landlords expect, may well change completely

The new Chancellor’s first Budget announcement is scheduled for 11 March. After several changes to taxes, and regulations, over the last few years, what should landlords expect from Rishi Sunak? What do we know about Rishi Sunak the Chancellor? 39-year-old Rishi Sunak is a man, with charming demeanour, razor-sharp brain, and has brilliant acute financial sense. He is known locally …

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