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New funding from Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds, will offer a new, dedicated community service for the Headingley, Hyde Park and Little Woodhouse areas.
The government has announced homeowners and landlords will be offered £5,000 grants to install heat pumps. The government says it wants no new gas boilers to be sold after 2035, but it has not banned them outright.
Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action has warned that more landlords are evicting tenants now that the evictions ban has come to an end but many are facing long court delays.
A national homelessness charity claims 100,000 low income tenants will be two or more months in arrears when the planned cut to Universal Credit happens next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Within weeks a major government report will set minimum energy efficiency standards for lettings. Landlords raise concerns about the high costs of compliance.