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Red tape milestone: There are now over 125 pieces of legislation affecting the private rented sector

There are now over 125 pieces of legislation and regulations governing the private rental sector, according to research undertaken by Letting Agent Today. According to the publisher “the total of over 125 tells only part of the story, for LAT’s … Continue reading

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Client Money Protection Consultation Closes

As previously reported, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has been consulting on proposals to require all property agents to protect client money. Following on from an earlier parliamentary inquiry, to which UKALA gave evidence in support of … Continue reading

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Who cares about the deposit cap?

Speaking with some clients recently, explaining the Government’s latest wheeze – namely that security deposits are to be capped at one month’s rent – I found it quite remarkable that (frankly) they didn’t much care. To put it into context, … Continue reading

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Housing White Paper: What’s in it for Agents?

The wait is over! Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, has spoke. He has told us all that the housing market is ‘broken’ and we need ‘more houses’. Radical thinking, I don’t know where they get their ideas. As well as these … Continue reading

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To Let and Let Live

Brighton and Hove Council has failed to convince the Government of the need to ban letting agent boards in part of the City. The use of advertising boards is restricted under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, with consent … Continue reading

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Impending landlord tax changes will hurt agents too

UPDATE: April 2017 – it’s happened, as of now the removal of relief for finance costs has begun! UPDATE: There’s still no let up from HM Treasury about this ‘tenant tax’ but it’s good to see that more dissenting voices … Continue reading

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It’s all change for Section 21

Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action shares his thoughts on the Deregulation Act for UKALA. It can sometimes feel like there is a never ending stream of new legislation and controls being introduced for landlords and letting agents. Less than twelve … Continue reading

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