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  • ARLA warns of "thousands" of landlords not ready for energy changes

    28th Mar 2018

    The Association of Residential Letting Agents is warning that “thousands” of landlords simply are not ready for energy efficiency changes coming into effect on Sunday.
    From April 1 all rented properties on new lets, including renewals, will be required to . . .

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  • Government pledges to review selective licensing schemes in near future

    5th Mar 2018

    The government has pledged to begin a review of the selective licensing across the private rental sector once MPs return from their Easter recess next month.
    Heather Wheeler MP, the Housing & Homelessness Minister, had told the Housing, Communities and Local . . .

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  • ARLA's advice over next month's MEES changes:

    2nd Mar 2018

    The Association of Residential Letting Agents is reminding its members to tell landlord clients that they have only a month to ensure their properties comply with the government’s new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. 
    From April 1 all rented properties on . . .

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  • Gas check changes give more flexibility to agents and landlords

    25th Jan 2018

    Agents and landlords with responsibilities to ensure gas checks are carried out in private rental properties may have more flexibility over timings in future.
    Changes to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR) do not relax or reduce the . . .

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  • Official figures show rents rising at slowest rate for six years

    17th Jan 2018

    Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1.2 per cent in the 12 months to December according to the Office for National Statistics. 
    This is the lowest annual growth since the ONS measure began in January 2012.
    In England, private rental . . .

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  • Tenant Fees

    20th May 2015

    Labour are to call a vote in the Commons in an attempt to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants.
    Party leader, Ed Miliband, said people buying a house do not pay agents, but people who rent do and Labour was standing up for "generation rent".
    The . . .

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