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Welsh Government launch consultation on fees charged to tenants

Friday 21 July 2017

The Welsh Government has launched its consultation on banning fees to tenants. The launch of the consultation comes after the Welsh Government announced on the 27 June that they will take legislative action to prevent ‘unfair’ fees. Read More...


TDS launches Code of Recommended Practice

Wednesday 19 July 2017

The UK’s longest running provider of tenancy deposit schemes, TDS, launched its Code of Recommended Practice for deposit protection in 17 July, continuing its on-going remit of improving standards in the private rented sector. Read More...




Rent Smart Wales continues to prosecute for non-compliance

Monday 17 July 2017

A Cardiff landlord who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill of more than £3,500 for non-compliance. Read More...


4,700 responses to ban on fees consultation

Tuesday 11 July 2017

On 5 July 2017, Roger Godsiff, the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hall Green asked the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the merits of ensuring that legislation on letting agent fees will include provisions to prevent landlords from passing on any increases in their costs to tenants via higher rents. Read More...




Grenfell tragedy puts fire safety on the agenda across the UK

Thursday 06 July 2017

On 21 June the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released urgent safety advice calling for owners, landlords and managers of private residential blocks in England to act immediately to check cladding on their buildings. Read More...


Scotland's homelessness stats revealed

Monday 03 July 2017

The Scottish Government has produced a publication assessing the number of households in temporary accommodation and has provided information on homelessness applications and data on households placed in unsuitable accommodation. Read More...


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