Category Archives: NLA

MHCLG announces further plans to tighten safety standards for the private rented sector (again)

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have announced plans to further tighten health and safety standards for all rental accommodation. According to the Ministry, these plans aim to tackle the small minority of rogue landlords who leave their … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice argues Tenant Fees Bill ‘not tough enough’

Following the second reading of the Tenants’ Fees Bill in the House of Lords last week, Citizens Advice have come out swinging. The charity is now arguing for even stricter regulation, following a claim that over a third of tenants … Continue reading

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1.5 Million deposits still not in any protection scheme

The comparison website (ComparetheMarket) claims that over 1.5m tenants know their landlord has not placed their deposits into a government-backed deposit protection scheme.  The survey conducted amongst 1,000 UK adult private tenants, claims that despite the legal obligation for landlords to … Continue reading

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“Stop blaming letting agents for rental sector problems” Lettings expert comments on landmark report

Earlier this week, The Evolving Private Rented Sector: Its Contribution and Potential, was published by Dr Julie Rugg and David Rhodes. This landmark report on private renting outlined the “confused and contradictory” nature of regulation, as well as a sector … Continue reading

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New DPS figures find cleaning and damage dominate list of deposit disputes

New data released this week by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) has found that cleaning and property damage are among the most common reasons for landlords and agents to make deposit deductions. The data charts results going back over the … Continue reading

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Study finds evicting rogue tenants takes 17 weeks

It’s not unusual to see the press churning out stories covering landlords who break the law and exploit vulnerable tenants. However, the same enthusiasm is often missing when it comes to landlords who are forced to deal with rogue tenants … Continue reading

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Five-year electrical checks to be compulsory for the private rented sector

Last week, the Government announced a number of measures around building safety in England, including the launch of a consultation on building regulations and fire safety guidance. However, the Government is yet to publish further details concerning the announced requirement … Continue reading

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