Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018 and is now an Act of Parliament (law). The purpose of the Bill was “to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that residential rented accommodation is provided and...

Advice on universal credits for landlords

A recently published article sets out the basics of universal credit with advice for landlords on what they can do and who they can contact to ensure the process runs smoothly. Read the full article on universal credits for landlords here.

Five week cap to be set on deposits

The government tabled an amendment to the Tenants Fees Bill on Tuesday, bringing the proposed 6 week deposit cap down to 5 weeks.  The Tenant Fees Bill is with the House of Lords and the report stage is due to take place  on 11 December 2018.Read more about the...

The PRS in Scotland:  a model we can learn from

An article last month in The Scotsman analysed the reforms to the PRS in Scotland and compared them to new and proposed changes to the PRS in England, highlighting important factors such as rent protection which have not been addressed in England. The article also...

James Brokenshire announces Housing Court proposal

The government is consulting on a number of different proposals to make the legal pathways around housing disputes more efficient and more easily navigable by both landlords and tenants. These proposals include setting up a new Housing Court. Access more details of...