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Publication of an ‘easy to read’ version of ‘How to Rent’ guide has caused confusion with landlords. The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government issues a statement stating which version must be served to tenants.
Court judgement regarding management of deposit protection for tenancies that are let as ‘joint and severally’. Poor management of deposit protection results in landlord paying damages to tenants.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Leeds councillors are concerned about parties and litter getting out of control in the student areas of Headingley and Hyde Park.
The government has given guidance as to how landlords should deal with tenants who are self-isolating but are due to move out of a property. The clarification is in response to a BBC news items about students choosing whether to self-isolate or vacate their property on time.
Research from Hamptons agency shows that across the UK rents rose 8.5 per cent year-on-year. The driver for the increase in rent is scarcity with 46% fewer properties on the market than a year ago.
The city needs your help to control rising Covid rates in LS6 and the student market. Follow the link for further details.
The government has announced an ending to the ban on evictions by bailiffs and reductions in tenancy notice periods as part of a gradual easing of pandemic restrictions on landlords and agents.
Yesterday in the Queen’s Speech, the government repeated its commitment to a major review of the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Another council plans to introduce more restrictive regulations to limit new HMO developments.
Proposals have been submitted proposals to convert a pair of listed buildings in central Leeds to student accommodation with 476 student bedrooms.