Lettings legislation unrelated to Covid-19 has still been passing during the pandemic, says Tim Frome, Landlord Action’s Legal Director, and letting agents and landlords need to keep abreast of changes to Electrical Safety Standards Regulations, right to rent, and Section 21.
Evictions will not be enforced by bailiffs until at least 11 January 2021 at the earliest, except for the "most egregious cases" but the courts will remain open during this time.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 31 March 2021 as part of a new package of measures announced to support businesses, including an extension to mortgage payment holidays.
Activities in connection with the purchase, sale, letting or rental of a residential property have been made exceptions to the "stay at home" guidance under lockdown legislation.
Engaged staff are good for business, but how do you make sure your staff stay motivated and productive during lockdown and beyond?
October proved a slower month for the UK rental market, with the average cost of rent decreasing and void periods increasing in all regions monitored by Goodlord.
In this excerpt from our latest e-book, "Your guide to lettings and the law, Vol II", the move towards regulation of estate and letting agents has progressed in 2020, with a consultation on the Code of Practice - and agents are looking ahead to the changes the regulation may bring to the industry.
This traditional agency made the decision to jump-start the digitisation of its systems in March - but had to get the business and its customers up to speed more quickly than anticipated when lockdown hit.
The justice secretary wrote to bailiffs’ trade associations requesting that they do not carry out evictions in areas under Tier 2 and Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions.
A new qualification for estate and letting agents is helping those looking for an alternative approach.