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‘How to Rent’ updated

The Government’s information booklet, ‘How to Rent’, which all landlords in England must give to their tenants at the start of the tenancy, has just been updated.  On 17 January (more…)

The Homes (Fitness for Habitation) Bill

Karen Buck’s “Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill” is being debated in Parliament today. The government has recently said it supports this Bill.  If passed, this Bill would give tenants (more…)

Increase in Landlord Licensing Schemes

Landlord licensing schemes were introduced through the Housing Act 2004 which came into force in April 2006.  These are selective rather than universal schemes according to a local authority’s assessment (more…)

Help and Support from HMRC

News reminder:   HMRC is providing a variety of resources to support landlords in getting to grips with the changes to legislation involving tax relief and allowable expenses. Resources include (more…)

Fees Charged to Tenants in the Private Rented Sector

The Welsh Government have launched a formal consultation on legislative proposals to address fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector.

We encourage everyone involved in the sector to participate in this consultation, which will help to inform what fees, if any, can be charged in the future.  It is the view of the Ethical Landlords Association that no fees should be charged to tenants. read more…

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