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Section 21 evictions will be eradicated after the pandemic
Published: Tuesday 17 November, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 17 November, 2020
Section 21 evictions will be eradicated after the pandemic

Government officials confirm Section 21 evictions will be eradicated after the pandemic. A recent report claims that private rental market needs reform. The PRS experiences increase in later life tenants.

Housing market open for business during national lockdown
Published: Tuesday 03 November, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 03 November, 2020
Housing market open for business during national lockdown

The housing market in England will remain open during the four-week lockdown. Housing Minister confirms that there are no plans for stamp duty extension. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is given landlord wish list ahead of spending review.

How the end of Section 21 might affect landlords
Published: Tuesday 27 October, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 27 October, 2020
How the end of Section 21 might affect landlords

What would happen if the Government abolished Section 21? A nationwide lockdown has returned to Wales, how will this impact landlords? The housing market has returned to pre covid-19 levels of activity. NRLA Wales call for the Welsh Government to implement Green Homes Grant.

Act quickly to benefit from stamp duty holiday
Published: Tuesday 20 October, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 20 October, 2020
Act quickly to benefit from stamp duty holiday

Conveyancing groups have urged the government to extend the stamp duty holiday. Housing charity Shelter criticises rental properties in England, for being poor quality. Notable rise in rental demand for houses, as tenants look for more space.

Welsh loan scheme opens for applications
Published: Tuesday 13 October, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 13 October, 2020
Welsh loan scheme opens for applications

Loan scheme to help tenants affected by Covid-19 officially launches in Wales. The future of commercial property investment - where is the next big opportunity? New online service to improve the right to rent process. Doubts that the government will reach housebuilding target.

Private rental sector - the new energy plan
Published: Tuesday 06 October, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 06 October, 2020
Private rental sector - the new energy plan

Government launches proposal to make private rental sector more energy-efficient. The BTL market shows no signs of slowing down. Landlords continue to be overlooked as the government are yet to introduce hardship loans for tenants.

Courts begin to resume eviction hearings
Published: Tuesday 29 September, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 29 September, 2020
Courts begin to resume eviction hearings

Eviction hearings resume in courts across England and Wales. Pressure grows for Welsh politicians as councillors call for AirBnB to be banned. Buy to let demand grows among first time buyers in the UK.

Mayor of London calls for two-year rent freeze
Published: Tuesday 22 September, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 22 September, 2020
Mayor of London calls for two-year rent freeze

NRLA says Sadiq Khan's request for 2-year rent freeze would be disastrous for tenants. Property price increases jump up significantly May to June, from 1.1% to 3.4%

Cladding - The official government response
Published: Tuesday 15 September, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 15 September, 2020
Cladding - The official government response

Flat owners welcome government response on cladding remediation. Second so called “No DSS” case has been supported and won. New guidance issued for landlords with student accommodation, as the academic year begins.

Tenant Hardship Loan announced in Scotland
Published: Tuesday 08 September, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 08 September, 2020
Tenant Hardship Loan announced in Scotland

Scotland follows Wales with Tenant Hardship Loan, to fund unpaid rent. NRLA calls out to landlords to lobby their local MP for support. UK regeneration areas analysed for property investment opportunity.

Ongoing concerns over the eviction ban
Published: Wednesday 02 September, 2020 Updated: Wednesday 02 September, 2020
Ongoing concerns over the eviction ban

Government's 'u turn' decision to extend the eviction ban continues to cause concern. The Green Homes Grant scheme has now launched, what's involved in the application? Positive news for landlords and letting agents as rental demand continues into August.

Eviction ban set to be extended
Published: Monday 24 August, 2020 Updated: Monday 24 August, 2020
Eviction ban set to be extended

Eviction ban set to be extended by four weeks in England and Wales. Buy to let market picks up as new products and higher LTV's are re-introduced. Government urged to do more to financially support landlords. Increase in electrical checks as regulation changes for buy to let properties.

Welsh rent arrears loan scheme
Published: Tuesday 18 August, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 18 August, 2020
Welsh rent arrears loan scheme

Wales offers tenants loan scheme to pay off Covid-19 rent arrears. UK officially in recession, what will be the impact for landlords? Positive sign for landlords as the demand for the rental market increases. Scottish government announces plan to extend eviction ban, will the rest of the UK follow?

New government advice on the Green Homes Grant
Published: Monday 10 August, 2020 Updated: Monday 10 August, 2020
New government advice on the Green Homes Grant

Government shares more detail on Green Homes Grant. Tax tip for landlords on incorporation. Understanding tenant's residency status set to be impossible without Home Office clarification.

Be prepared with possession claims
Published: Tuesday 21 July, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 21 July, 2020
Be prepared with possession claims

Courts re-open on 24th, landlords must act to re-ignite existing possessions claims. Housing Minister brings landlords good news in Commons debate. Warning to landlords to be aware of possible rise in cannabis farms in rental property.

“Making Tax Digital” will affect landlords the most
Published: Tuesday 21 July, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 21 July, 2020
“Making Tax Digital” will affect landlords the most

Will Making Tax Digital be better or worse for landlords? Experts say landlords will be most affected by MTD. Repossession notice period extended to 6 months in Wales. West Lothian Council need help from the PRS.

"No DSS” policies now unlawful
Published: Tuesday 21 July, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 21 July, 2020
"No DSS” policies now unlawful

Landlords and lettings agents using "No DSS" policies risk prosecution. Wales and Scotland announce their property tax holidays. "Mary Barbour Bill" stopped by SNP and Scottish Conservatives. Property asking prices up with mini-boom

Labour slams Sunak on stamp duty
Published: Tuesday 14 July, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 14 July, 2020
Labour slams Sunak on stamp duty

Labour want PRS and second homes excluded from stamp duty holiday. August brings change to Universal Credit. Landlords can claim under Green Homes Grant

Firm end to evictions ban
Published: Tuesday 07 July, 2020 Updated: Tuesday 07 July, 2020
Firm end to evictions ban

Landlords finally have an end date for evictions ban. What does Boris's 'Build, build, build' mean for buy to let? What will Rishi Sunak's road to Covid-19 recovery look like?