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