Tenant Fees Ban comes into force from 1 June 2019

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Today the government announced that the Tenant Fees Bill will come into force in England on 1 June 2019. Following today’s Third Reading in the House of Lords, the Bill is likely to receive Royal Assent in the coming weeks.

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Line-up announced for ARLA Propertymark Conference 2019

Monday 14 January 2019

Just when you thought this year's ARLA Propertymark Conference couldn't get any bigger, we've added even more incredible industry names to the line-up.

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TDS appoint independent complaints reviewer in first for sector

Wednesday 09 January 2019

Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), the private rented sector’s longest establish deposit protection scheme, has appointed Margaret Doyle as its new external Independent Complaints Reviewer, the first in its industry to do so.

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Why letting agents should be relishing 2019

Tuesday 08 January 2019

We catch up with Simon Tillyer, Director of Vouch and Shefflets as we get his personal thoughts on why, despite the forthcoming Tenant Fee Ban in England, there are still reasons to be cheerful, and opportunities available.

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First year of Mortgage Interest Relief cuts to kick in

Friday 04 January 2019

If previous years are anything to go by, as the 31 January deadline looms, landlords across the country will be frantically preparing to file their self-assessment tax returns for the 2017-2018 tax period.

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Report reveals rent hikes in Scotland are not always legal

Friday 04 January 2019

The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 made provision for procedures that landlords need to now follow before they increase rents to tenants on a private residential property.

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Government set out implementation plan for building safety

Wednesday 02 January 2019

The Government has announced that there is a need for fundamental reform of the building and fire safety regulatory system. They say that they want a step change: from a passive system centred around compliance with building regulations to a proactive one where developers and building owners take responsibility for ensuring that residents are safe, with stronger assurance provided by a tougher regulatory framework.

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