If you’re a landlord, you’ll likely know about the ‘Tenant Fees Act’, which came into effect in June of 2019. The law prohibits landlords and estate agents from charging tenants most letting fees – like those associated with reference checks, for example.
2019 was a volatile year for landlords. Between the Tenancy Fees Act 2019, the introduction of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 and the Section 21 controversy, it was almost impossible to keep up with changing legislation.
The NLA’s report is a new development in the ongoing conversation - so we’ve analysed the key findings to make sure you’re well-informed of the possibilities of the government’s move.
In April the government announced plans to change how the eviction process works, namely that Section 21 is to be abolished. Whilst government ministers have called this the biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation, some landlord organisations have expressed concerns about what this means for them. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, these are the facts you need to know.