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Articles by category: Politics and legislation

​Deadline to new HMO licencing approaches

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Agents and landlords are reminded that new rules about the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are set to come into force next month.

False alarm on long term tenancies

Tuesday 21 August 2018

The government has confirmed there is no announcement due on long term tenancies  and reassured landlords all responses will be taken into account before a decision is made.

Reforms set to protect landlords with leaseholds

Saturday 28 July 2018

Landlords who own flats in blocks under leasehold will benefit from more security of tenure and control over their own properties if proposed changes to leasehold law become a reality.

Have your say on three-year tenancies proposal

Thursday 26 July 2018

Landlords and letting agents are encouraged to take part in a consultation on three-year tenancies in the private rented sector, which closes on August 26. 

​RLA blasts deposit cap proposals

Thursday 29 March 2018

Proposals to cap deposits paid by tenants at five weeks will play into the hands of rent cheats, the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has warned.

Landlords challenge Right to Rent policy

Tuesday 06 February 2018

A legal bid to overturn the Government’s 'controversial and unwelcome' Right to Rent immigration policy has received backing from the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

Buy-to-let still growing despite tax hurdles

Tuesday 06 February 2018

The buy-to-let sector is still growing despite tax changes and other disincentives for investors, a new analysis of government figures by the Nationwide shows.