How the tenant fee ban affects your rental property

Posted by Residently

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.

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Landlord legislation: a recap of 2019 and what's new in 2020

Posted by Mark Gaukrodger

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.

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Analysing the NLA’s findings into Section 21 changes

Posted by Marina Cheal

 
 
As the Section 21 debate rages on, the NLA has released its analysis of the effects the abolition of the legislation may have on private renting. In a market that continues to reduce returns for landlords, the proposed reforms to Section 21 make things even harder - not only punishing good landlords, but also providing less choice for renters.

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.

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Section 21 changes - what does this mean for landlords and tenants?

Posted by Marina Cheal

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. 

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