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Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill introduced

24 February 2021

The Welsh Government has announced the introduction of the Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill which extends the minimum notice period from two to six months alongside other new provisions and will be implemented before the end of its current Assembly (May 2021). Read More...

Landlord case makes legal history

24 February 2021

A Wales based landlord pleaded guilty to harassing a tenant, which is the first time a case of this nature has been brought to the Crown Court and received a six-month jail term suspended for two years. Read More...

Energy Efficiency PRS Regulations in Scotland on hold again

Friday 15 January 2021

The Scottish Government has today, 15 January, announced the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Standards that were to come into law in April 2021, with the first standard requiring properties to have a minimum EPC rating D for new tenancies from April 2022, have again been postponed.

The postponement is in direct reaction to the ongoing pandemic and the effect this is having on the private rented sector (PRS). With uncertainty regarding how long the current restrictions are required to remain in force or whether there will be a requirement to introduce future restrictions, no date can be set as to when the standards will be introduced.

ARLA Propertymark is in constant communication with the Scottish Government and we will provide further details on the Regulations as soon as they come available.

Propertymark Regional Meeting

Join Daryl McIntosh, Propertymark's Strategic and Business Development Manager, on 26 January 2021, for a 2-hour virtual session on a summary of the year so far and the future of the property sector.

Regional Meeting