Landlords and agents are required to undertake gas safety checks on an annual basis to ensure their properties are safe for tenants. Here's a guide to what you need to know.
There are many organisations in the industry that have the skills and expertise to deliver a robust and effective solution to the challenges the government is looking to solve with its Renters' Reform Bill.
Covid-adjusted right to rent checks will remain in place until 5 April 2022, when the government will look to introduce a permanent online solution for carrying out right to rent checks remotely for all nationalities.
Estate and letting agents and their landlords need to know that the question of rent control is back on the agenda for London - with a template that could be expanded to the rest of England and Wales.
Landlords and letting agents should consider updating their fire risk assessments in advance of the Fire Safety Act 2021 coming into force, to ensure they are compliant for all parts outlined in the new legislation for multi-occupied, residential buildings.
Lettings businesses using the furlough scheme now contribute 20% of their employees' salaries until 30 September, when the scheme will close - opening the door to a potential increase in rent arrears.
A recent county court case involving a Joint Several Tenancy Agreement (JSTA) could have wider ramifications for deposit protection schemes, writes Sean Hooker.
Lettings laws and regulations vary across the borders for agents, landlords, and tenants in England, Scotland, and Wales. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know.
The new Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings bill to increase the minimum energy efficiency standards for private rented properties to EPC Band C on new tenancies by 2028 will be introduced in both Houses of Parliament this week. Recent surveys show the sector is already moving in the right direction - but it could be a costly target to reach for landlords.
The new right to rent check process for EU, EEA, and Swiss tenants has been in place for agents and landlords since 1 July, helping them to take their applicants' immigration statuses into consideration through an online check - which comes with positives and negatives.