"Lifetime deposits" or "deposit passporting" looks set to become a reality under the Government's Renters' Reform Bill, but there a number of operational and financial issues that would need to be resolved before they are introduced.
When the UK leaves the EU on 31st January 2020, it will enter an 11-month transition period, designed to provide time for the details of the new relationship between the UK and the EU to be agreed.
Businesses that are regulated by money laundering legislation need to carry out a risk assessment, to identify where they could be at risk of being used for money laundering. Use our free template as the basis for your agency's risk assessment.
Letting agents will need to carry out a risk assessment and customer due diligence to ensure their processes are compliant under the The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019.
The government has proposed a sweeping set of reforms for the private rented sector in England with its Renters' Reform Bill, including abolishing Section 21, making changes to Section 8, and introducing "lifetime deposits".
The government is likely to forge ahead with its “better deal for renters”, including abolishing Section 21.
The private rented sector has undergone immense legislative change in the past decade - will this continue in the next one? We take a closer look in this extract from Goodlord's latest e-book, Dawn of a decade: Lettings in the 2020s.
Uncertainty abounds almost four years after the referendum. We look at how Brexit could impact the PRS in this extract from Goodlord's latest e-book, Dawn of a decade: Lettings in the 2020s.
We’ve put together a quick guide to the housing policies announced by the Conservatives, Labour, Green Party, and Liberal Democrats, which include everything from ending "no fault" evictions to increasing minimum energy efficiency standards.
Landlords will be looking to letting agents to manage increasingly complex legislation, so letting agents should be prepared to demonstrate their knowledge.