Landlords Association RECENT LEGISLATION (page 2)

RECENT LEGISLATION

Recent legislation that is relevant to landlords.

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 …

Unsure what Rent Smart Wales is about?

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Rent Smart Wales what is it? Rent Smart Wales also known as RSW is currently being administered from the offices of Cardiff Council. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 issuing processed from Cardiff. Registration of agent and landlords under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 will not be processed by other local authorities in wales, this has …

HMO, Bedsits and common areas Coronavirus infection Guide

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What are the symptoms of Coronavirus?    With a rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases, so far, about 6.19 Million worldwide. The public is anxious about how to protect the spaces they move in, like the tube, office cubicles or apartment buildings. The most common symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) maybe a recent onset of a continuous cough and a high …

Landlord Changes lock to a defiant church, others run drive through confession’s

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Churchgoers were locked out when the landlord changed the locks to the building. A pastor of a church even in the awake of COVID-19 wanted to keep the doors open, saying the shelter-in-place orders violated his freedom to assemble. The landlord of the Cross Culture Christian Center in Lodi, California last week locked out the congregation. The pastor was keeping …

Coronavirus: Police and health officials given sweeping powers to detain under UK emergency powers

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The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the UK now totals 3,269 with 144 deaths, the Department of Health has just confirmed. This comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: We can beat this invisible enemy, the tide can be turned in the Coronavirus fight within the next twelve weeks. The Coronavirus Bill has just been published in the …

More bad news for Welsh landlords as government drops notice period bombshell

Welsh notice period extended The BLA said

The notice period will be extended, from 2 months to 6 The Welsh Government has declared, that it will counsel on, extending the notice time frame for a notice similar to an s.21 notice. The notice period may be extended, from 2 months to 6.  The proposed amendment, to extend the notice period, as reported by the housing minister Julie …

Repeal of Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988

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Repeal of Section 21 After the first news concerning the section 21 evictions being abolished, the Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech today at the Housing 2019 conference. The Prime Minister stated: “…We are re-balancing the relationship between tenant and landlord, making major changes that will make an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of millions of families. …

Cardigan Property Ltd V Monty Shooltz

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Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz. Central London County Court. 2 February 2018 (See judgement here). This was an appeal to a circuit judge of a first instance decision of District Judge Bloom. The circuit judge was HHJ Jan Luba QC (a very experienced housing lawyer and an author of the LAG Housing Law Caselaw books amongst others). DJ Bloom …

Government announces Deposits to be capped at maximum five weeks rent

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has issued the following article; The government Private renters are set to benefit from new measures reducing the amount tenants have to pay up front to secure a home. Private renters are set to benefit from new measures reducing the amount tenants have to pay up front to secure a home from …

Landlords can use the government Immigration status checker on-line

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Update on the “right to rent” A brief report has been published by the government on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 with some guidance on the right to rent. The controversial “right to rent” legislation has been challenged in the court and it is being spear headed by The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI). The British Landlords Association is supporting …

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