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Leeds community partnership
Date: 20 October 2021
Council, universities and police strengthen community relations partnership in North West Leeds

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.

air source heat pump
Date: 20 October 2021
Landlords to be offered £5,000 grant to convert to heat pumps

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.

picture of Paul Shamplina
Date: 1 October 2021
More landlords seek evictions but court delays hold back justice

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.

crisis homelessness charity logo
Date: 30 September 2021
100,000 tenants with two or more month’s rent arrears

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.

ministry of housing communities and local government logo
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.

rents increase
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.

pet friendly rented property
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.

landlord-energy-performance-certificate
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.