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Category: UK Government

Tories’ Hesitation on Renters Reform Bill Raises Concerns: Could Promised Changes Be Shelved Like Net-Zero Commitments?

In a dramatic turn of events, campaigners are expressing profound concerns that the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill in the UK might face abandonment, similar to the recent U-turn on net-zero commitments by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The Renters Reform Bill, hailed as much-needed legislation, aims to bolster tenant rights and eliminate the controversial ‘section 21’ no-fault evictions. However, reports have surfaced

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Sunak Abandons EPC Regulations, Yet Majority of Landlords Already Invested in Upgrades

In a surprising twist, Shawbrook Bank has unveiled research suggesting that a substantial majority of UK landlords had proactively made preparations and financial commitments to comply with the now-discarded 2025 Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regulations for residential rental properties. The abandoned regulation, which had called for rental properties to achieve a minimum EPC rating of C by 2025 for new

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Renters Reform Bill 2023 – A Landlords Guide

The Renters’ Reform Bill will bring about significant changes to the renting landscape. The new legislation, which comes into effect next week, includes several key measures, such as the elimination of section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions, the establishment of a landlord registry, and the introduction of a private rented ombudsman to ensure that renters’ rights are upheld. Additionally, the bill

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Ukraine-Russia War Set To Hit UK Energy Prices Hard

Boris Johnson told cabinet colleagues on Monday that the British public would have to endure even higher energy prices as the cost for inflicting “pain” on Russia through sanctions. The UK prime minister said that any suffering for consumers would be minimal [sic] compared to the suffering Ukrainians were going through under the bombardment by the Russian military complex. Reluctant

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UK Government Appeals To All UK Landlords

The government is calling on landlords with suitable properties to submit offers through a relaunched housing portal. Landlords are being urged to offer homes for families evacuated from Afghanistan to help the national effort to get them settled in the UK. Housing portal The government is calling on landlords with suitable properties to submit offers through a relaunched housing portal. The

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Landlords Facing Soaring Council Tax Bills

Landlords face soaring bills as their properties are suddenly reclassified for council tax purposes. A stealth tax raid could result in hundreds of thousands of landlords seeing their council tax bills quadruple. The raid has seen rental properties been reclassified to generate more tax. Many large rental homes, which are let room by room to tenants, are being revalued due

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MARCH: Extension of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act

As a landlord, you want to do your best by your tenants, and one fundamental way of doing that is to make sure the houses or flats you rent out are comfortable and safe for your tenants to live in. It’s not just a mark of a good landlord, it’s a legal requirement too. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation)

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Category: UK Government

Tories’ Hesitation on Renters Reform Bill Raises Concerns: Could Promised Changes Be Shelved Like Net-Zero Commitments?

In a dramatic turn of events, campaigners are expressing profound concerns that the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill in the UK might face abandonment, similar to the recent U-turn on net-zero commitments by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. The Renters Reform Bill, hailed as much-needed legislation, aims to bolster tenant rights and eliminate the controversial ‘section 21’ no-fault evictions. However, reports have surfaced

Read More »

Sunak Abandons EPC Regulations, Yet Majority of Landlords Already Invested in Upgrades

In a surprising twist, Shawbrook Bank has unveiled research suggesting that a substantial majority of UK landlords had proactively made preparations and financial commitments to comply with the now-discarded 2025 Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regulations for residential rental properties. The abandoned regulation, which had called for rental properties to achieve a minimum EPC rating of C by 2025 for new

Read More »

Renters Reform Bill 2023 – A Landlords Guide

The Renters’ Reform Bill will bring about significant changes to the renting landscape. The new legislation, which comes into effect next week, includes several key measures, such as the elimination of section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions, the establishment of a landlord registry, and the introduction of a private rented ombudsman to ensure that renters’ rights are upheld. Additionally, the bill

Read More »

Ukraine-Russia War Set To Hit UK Energy Prices Hard

Boris Johnson told cabinet colleagues on Monday that the British public would have to endure even higher energy prices as the cost for inflicting “pain” on Russia through sanctions. The UK prime minister said that any suffering for consumers would be minimal [sic] compared to the suffering Ukrainians were going through under the bombardment by the Russian military complex. Reluctant

Read More »

UK Government Appeals To All UK Landlords

The government is calling on landlords with suitable properties to submit offers through a relaunched housing portal. Landlords are being urged to offer homes for families evacuated from Afghanistan to help the national effort to get them settled in the UK. Housing portal The government is calling on landlords with suitable properties to submit offers through a relaunched housing portal. The

Read More »

Landlords Facing Soaring Council Tax Bills

Landlords face soaring bills as their properties are suddenly reclassified for council tax purposes. A stealth tax raid could result in hundreds of thousands of landlords seeing their council tax bills quadruple. The raid has seen rental properties been reclassified to generate more tax. Many large rental homes, which are let room by room to tenants, are being revalued due

Read More »

MARCH: Extension of Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act

As a landlord, you want to do your best by your tenants, and one fundamental way of doing that is to make sure the houses or flats you rent out are comfortable and safe for your tenants to live in. It’s not just a mark of a good landlord, it’s a legal requirement too. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation)

Read More »