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Evictions
Published: Tuesday 16 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 16 February, 2021
Eviction ban extended in England

Over the weekend, the UK Government announced they are extending the eviction ban once more. Due to end on the 21st of February, the ban has now been extended until the 31st of March.

Renting
Published: Tuesday 16 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 16 February, 2021
Rise in rental demand

Rental demand in the UK’s suburbs has seen a sharp rise in recent months according to Zoopla’s quarterly rental market report.

Stamp Duty
Published: Tuesday 09 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 09 February, 2021
NRLA suggests scrapping surcharge

The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has this week called on the chancellor to scrap the stamp duty surcharge on properties that add to the net supply of housing.

Rural PRS
Published: Tuesday 09 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 09 February, 2021
Rural rentals pressured by EPC requirements

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), a rural trade group, has published a warning to the UK Government that increasing Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating will cause a sell-off of rented housing in rural areas.

Holiday let
Published: Tuesday 09 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 09 February, 2021
Staycations set to stay

With the UK tightening border controls, and optimism surrounding an end in sight for the national lockdown, industry experts are certain 2021 will be the year of the ‘staycation’.

Government
Published: Tuesday 02 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 02 February, 2021
SDLT debate takes place online

On the 1st of January, the House of Commons came together to conduct their first streamed debate. The topic, whether there should be an additional 6 months extension to the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday which is due to end on the 31st of March.

pets
Published: Tuesday 02 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 02 February, 2021
UK Government moves towards pet-friendly tenancy

Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher MP announced that the Government plans to include the allowance for well-behaved pets in their model tenancy agreement.

Debt respite
Published: Tuesday 02 February, 2021 Updated: Tuesday 02 February, 2021
Debt Respite Scheme reassurance for landlords

Landlord’s fears that the government’s new Debt Respite Scheme, also known as ‘Breathing space’, may be exploited by debtors have been eased, after clarification from property solicitors.