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The government has launched a public consultation to update its home energy rating system to better incorporate green technologies. The new rating system will eventually be used for providing EPCs.
The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has issued comprehensive guidance on material information disclosure for property listings.
The Autumn Statement on 22nd November 2023 announced various initiatives affecting both the rental market and the wider property industry.
Government confirms new ground for possession for student landlords but fixed term tenancies to be scrapped. Section 21 abolition delayed until courts improved.
The Financial Times claims the Renters’ Reform Bill will get its Second Reading in Parliament on Monday, 23 October. This legislation introduces the biggest changes to the PRS in over 30 years.
The Prime Minister has announced the policy to ban the letting of properties with an EPC lower than C by 2028 is to be scrapped.
There has been a rise of tagging graffiti in Leeds and at a recent council meeting the police said it is not a priority.
Next month the government is releasing an updated “How to Rent” guide. The update gives information on the introduction of the Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service (HLPAS).
According to a recent post by the LandlordToday website, the Renters’ Reform Bill is not slated for discussion in the parliament this week. And there’s increasing uncertainty about its inclusion in the subsequent parliamentary sessions.
New government guidance now holds private sector landlords accountable for damp and mould in rental properties much like housing associations and councils. Landlords who ignore damp and mould issues could face unlimited penalties.