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Date: 30 July 2021
Government clears up confusion over ‘How to Rent’ guide update

Publication of an ‘easy to read’ version of ‘How to Rent’ guide has caused confusion with landlords. The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government issues a statement stating which version must be served to tenants.

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Date: 30 July 2021
Key ruling on ‘shared property’ rental deposits

Court judgement regarding management of deposit protection for tenancies that are let as ‘joint and severally’. Poor management of deposit protection results in landlord paying damages to tenants.

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Date: 23 July 2021
Leeds councillors want action to stop student street parties and litter in Headingley and Hyde Park

The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Leeds councillors are concerned about parties and litter getting out of control in the student areas of Headingley and Hyde Park.

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Date: 14 July 2021
Government Gives Guidance On Dealing With Self-isolating Tenants

The government has given guidance as to how landlords should deal with tenants who are self-isolating but are due to move out of a property. The clarification is in response to a BBC news items about students choosing whether to self-isolate or vacate their property on time.

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Date: 14 July 2021
Report shows rents rising 8.5% a year

Research from Hamptons agency shows that across the UK rents rose 8.5 per cent year-on-year. The driver for the increase in rent is scarcity with 46% fewer properties on the market than a year ago.

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Date: 25 June 2021
BREAKING: Covid testing in Headingley and Hyde Park

The city needs your help to control rising Covid rates in LS6 and the student market. Follow the link for further details.

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Date: 13 May 2021
Government Eases Covid Repossession Restrictions

The government has announced an ending to the ban on evictions by bailiffs and reductions in tenancy notice periods as part of a gradual easing of pandemic restrictions on landlords and agents.

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Date: 12 May 2021
Government Commits to Major Review of Private Rented Sector

Yesterday in the Queen’s Speech, the government repeated its commitment to a major review of the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

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Date: 30 April 2021
Another council targets HMO’s

Another council plans to introduce more restrictive regulations to limit new HMO developments.

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Date: 30 April 2021
Plans to convert former council offices into hundreds of student flats

Proposals have been submitted proposals to convert a pair of listed buildings in central Leeds to student accommodation with 476 student bedrooms.