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David Smith housing solicitor
Date: 20 July 2022
Housing expert warns student landlords over scrapping of fixed term tenancies

A leading housing solicitor has raised serious concerns for student landlords about the abolition of fixed term tenancies and introduction of periodic tenancies.

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Date: 20 July 2022
Landlords Must Adapt Communal Areas For Disabled Tenants

The government has announced that landlords must respond to disabled tenants’ requests to make communal spaces outside their homes more accessible.

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Date: 16 June 2022
Biggest changes to private rented sector for 30 years announced today

The biggest changes to the Private Rented Sector for over 30 years have been announced today in the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper.

rents increase
Date: 9 June 2022
Increase In Rents And House Prices Due To Continuing Scarcity

Propertymark and Nationwide report rents and house prices continue to rise as demand outstrips supply.

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Date: 9 June 2022
Council refuses to renew lapsed HMO licences due to overprovision of student housing

Belfast City Council has refused HMO licence applications from landlords who had failed to renew their licences due to an overprovision of student HMO’s.

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Date: 24 May 2022
Record student applications driving demand for student accommodation

Research shows that demand for student accommodation in increasing as universities experience a record number of applications in 2022.

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Date: 24 May 2022
Survey shows students are happy with their accommodation

A survey of students has found that students are broadly happy with their accommodation and provides insights into their preferences and choices.

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Date: 12 May 2022
Government announces new landlord legislation in Queen’s Speech

In the Queen’s Speech, the government has announced the policies and proposals in the Renters Reform Bill that it wishes to introduce for the Private Rented Sector.

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Date: 6 May 2022
Landmark Supreme Court decision on Section 21 in favour of landlords

A Supreme Court decision last month found in favour of landlords in a landmark case regarding the valid service of section 21 notices. The court also refused to grant permission for an appeal by the tenant.

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Date: 6 May 2022
PRS expert predicts Rental Reform White Paper delayed until October 2022

Former LPA speaker and head of Landlord Action, Paul Shamplina, predicts the Rental Reform White Paper will be delayed until October 2022.