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Date: 19 December 2023
Consultation opens for new energy rating system for EPCs

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.

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Date: 18 December 2023
Trading Standards unveils latest material information rules for agents

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has issued comprehensive guidance on material information disclosure for property listings.

Autumn statement 2023
Date: 24 November 2023
What was in the Autumn Statement to support the property market?

The Autumn Statement on 22nd November 2023 announced various initiatives affecting both the rental market and the wider property industry.

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Date: 23 October 2023
Government announces late changes to Renters’ Reform Bill

Government confirms new ground for possession for student landlords but fixed term tenancies to be scrapped. Section 21 abolition delayed until courts improved.

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Date: 19 October 2023
Renters’ Reform Bill to move to next stage

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.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak makes green policy announcement
Date: 22 September 2023
Future EPC upgrades for lettings scrapped

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.

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Date: 22 September 2023
Rise in graffiti in Headingley, Hyde Park and Woodhouse

There has been a rise of tagging graffiti in Leeds and at a recent council meeting the police said it is not a priority.

How to Rent guide March 2023
Date: 21 September 2023
New How to Rent guide to be released

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).

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Date: 12 September 2023
Renters’ Reform Bill running out of time?

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.

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Date: 11 September 2023
New landlord guidance for managing damp and mould

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.