Despite warnings from Landlords and industry experts, it was confirmed in the Queens speech that the Renters' Reform Bill will be introduced. The main elements of this bill will be:
The RLA states that Landlords have warned of a 'mass sell-off' of homes which could lead to a rental crisis. Homes are already in short supply, and taking away the safety net of the Section 21 process could be too much for some Landlords. There are widespread claims that this process is abused, but controls were introduced to prevent things such as retaliatory eviction in the Deregulation Act 2015.
More information will become available over the coming months/years. As long as the section 8 process is properly reformed, and the courts process is sufficiently transformed then the sector will adapt to these changes as it has before.
It's been a confusing few weeks for Landlords and agents with regards to the new electrical safety standards. Here's the low down.
COVID is still well rooted in the UK, and therefore it's not just a case of simply heading back to the office and booking appointments.
Subject to any official announcements this looks like we will be able to work as 'normal' whilst observing social distancing measures.
Landlords must not grant or renew a tenancy after 1st April where the EPC rating is lower than an 'E'.