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Skills for jobs

14 May 2021

The UK Government set out in the Queen’s speech on 11 May, its legislative plans for adult education and training for the next parliamentary session with a proposed Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. Read More...

Commonhold Council launched

14 May 2021

An advisory panel of leasehold and industry groups has been launched to inform the UK Government on the future of commonhold homeownership. Read More...

Leasehold Reform Bill published

13 May 2021

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill has been published today, 13 May, and when implemented aims to help tackle inconsistency and ambiguity of ground rents for future leaseholders. Read More...

Ban on enforcement of eviction orders extended in Scotland

Thursday 07 January 2021

New regulations are being laid before Parliament that will ensure no eviction orders can be enforced within level three or level four restriction areas until at least 31 March.

The Scottish Government has confirmed the regulations will take effect from 22 January 2021 and will be reviewed every 21 days.

There are exemptions to the regulations in relation to the most serious circumstances such as illegal occupation, antisocial behaviour, and criminal behaviour including domestic abuse.

The need to introduce the measures are due to the continued rise in cases caused by the new variant of the COVID virus and this action will help to ensure everyone, including renters, are protected from the health, social and economic harms of the virus by being able to remain in their homes during this time.

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Propertymark recommends that if members are uncertain about anything relating to evictions to contact the legal helpline. Full details of the helpline can be found by logging into the member area.