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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.

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Date: 6 April 2022
Community rights group pays £100,000 damages to landlord

The Sheffield Star reports that a landlord has been awarded £100,000 in damages after taking a community rights group to court for harassment and defamation.

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Date: 31 March 2022
What new landlord legislation is due in 2022?

In recent years, landlords in England have been subject to an increasing number of consultations and new legislation. 2022 will be a bumper year. Find out what to expect.

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Date: 31 March 2022
Want to make landlord tax simpler …here’s your chance

A government department is seeking the views from landlords about how the taxation of property income could be simplified. Have your say by completing their online survey.

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Date: 24 March 2022
Compulsory training for Leeds’ HMO licence renewal

In Leeds a condition of HMO licence renewal is training within 6 months from the date of commencement of the licence. Find out the details and dates of council approved training.

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Date: 18 March 2022
What is the current Covid guidance for landlords?

Major changes to Covid guidance have taken place in 2022. With Covid rates rising rapidly, here is an LPA update of the government’s Covid advice for landlords and tenants.

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Date: 18 March 2022
Leeds Beckett University sells student accommodation block for redevelopment

Leeds Beckett University has sold student accommodation to a property developer who will redevelop the site into purpose built student accommodation with 457 beds.

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Date: 3 March 2022
Right to Rent changes delayed and new anti-discrimination guide for landlords issued

Home Office delays changes to Right to Rent until 30 September. They have also issued advice on how to complete checks without discriminating against applicants.