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Energy Efficiency PRS Regulations in Scotland on hold again

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. Read More...

New building safety regulators proposed for Wales

15 January 2021

The Welsh Government’s Building Safety White Paper covers all multi-occupied residential buildings, from houses converted into flats through to high rise apartment blocks. It sets out major reforms to how properties are designed, built, managed, and lived in whilst proposing clear lines of accountability and a stronger regulatory system. Read More...


EU citizens will continue to pass Right to Rent checks

Monday 04 January 2021

The lists of acceptable identification outlined in the Right to Rent Code of Practice and the need for letting agents to deliver Right to Rent checks in England continue unchanged until 30 June 2021.

EEA and Swiss nationals can continue to prove their Right to Rent by showing acceptable documents such as a passport or national identity card (as outlined in section 5.6 of the Code of Practice on Right to Rent) between 1 January and 30 June 2021.

EU Settlement Scheme

The Government is running a large-scale awareness campaign encouraging EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline for starting a new application has not yet passed, any EU citizens resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 continue to be eligible to start a new application to the scheme through to 30 June 2021. The scheme will enable those with settled status to continue to live, work, and study in the UK beyond June 2021.

Points Based Immigration System

EU citizens not resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, will need to apply for residency through the UK's new points-based immigration system.


Full details of how to conduct a Right to Rent check, arrangements for adjusted checks under COVID-19 restrictions, support available to undocumented Commonwealth Citizens referred to as Windrush, and other aspects of Right to Rent checks and the Immigration Act 2016 are outlined in the fact sheet available for members. Log in to the member area to download it.

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