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Date: 10 September 2021
Covid pandemic notice periods will end October 2021

The government has confirmed that the Covid notice periods for repossessions in England will end on 1 October 2021. From this date the pre-Covid notice periods will return to their original duration.

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Date: 10 September 2021
Rents are rising at fastest rate since 2008

Zoopla and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) both have news on rent increases driven by soaring demand and depleted supply. Rents across UK, excluding London, grow by 5% year on year.

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Date: 10 September 2021
Governemt rejects calls to help landlords rent to pet owners

Despite various pressure groups lobbying to amend the Tenant Fees Act to make lettings more pet friendly the government has refused to make any changes.

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Date: 27 August 2021
Leeds has its largest ever annual growth in purpose-built student bed spaces

Research by Cushman & Wakefield recorded 22,843 purpose-built student accommodation bed spaces in Leeds for the 2020/21 academic year. This growth represents the largest ever annual increase in Leeds.

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Date: 27 August 2021
Government makes another Right To Rent U-turn

The deadline for the end of virtual Right To Rent checks has been extended again by the Home Office. The most recent deadline was the end of this month, 31 August 2021, but it has now been extended again.

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Date: 25 August 2021
Major government report will set the minimum energy efficiency requirements for lettings

Within weeks a major government report will set minimum energy efficiency standards for lettings. Landlords raise concerns about the high costs of compliance.

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Date: 25 August 2021
Writing is on the wall for landlords who fail to remove graffiti

A council is ordering private rental sector landlords to clear graffiti from external walls within four weeks of it being reported. Responsibility for the removal of graffiti varies from council to council.

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Date: 18 August 2021
Rental yields for student lettings rise for 2021-2022 academic year

New analysis by the Goodlord platform shows rental yields for student lettings are increasing. This rebound comes after a difficult year for student lettings during the worst months of Covid last year.

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Date: 18 August 2021
Who will fund high costs of PRS energy efficiency targets

Analysis by a tech company shows the average cost for landlords to upgrade to an EPC rating of C is approximately £10,000. And a charity has also warned that without government help landlords will not achieve the minimum EPC targets.

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Date: 12 August 2021
University of Leeds’ students offered £10K and free housing to defer

Students wanting to study law or business courses at Leeds are being offered £10,000 cash and free accommodation if they defer their courses.