Homes (Fitness) Act: Updated Guidance

Today, new rules come into force about your duties as a landlord. Tenants will be able to send a form to a County Court if they think the property does not meet new standards of fitness. At the hearing, a judge may order you to…

How To Rent Guide Amended | 9th July 2018

In response to the recent issues raised by London Property Licensing, regarding the recently updated How to Rent Guide, the How to Rent booklet published on 26 June 2018 has been withdrawn and replaced by an amended version. So you need to destroy any old copies…

Selective licensing review announced by Government

This week the Government have announced a review into the overall performance and validity of selective licensing in the private rented sector. Revealed by the MHCLG, independent commissioners will gather evidence from landlord associations, local authorities and other bodies that represent landlords, tenants and housing professionals aiming…

NEW CRITERIA FOR MANDATORY HMO LICENSING

Via the Property Tribes Landlord Network. Mary Latham – 5 hours ago: CALL TO ACTION – HMO licensing changes  There are serious implications for HMO landlords who do not obtain a Mandatory HMO LICENCE, under the new criteria announced on 23rd February, BY 1st October 2018…

LHA – 2 weeks bonus payment!

LHA/Universal Credit News Update via the Property Tribes Network: bill_irvine Yesterday at 09:59 My recent bulletin http://universalcreditadvice.com/housing…ed-changes alerted you to, amongst other things, the introduction of a Housing Benefit “bonus”, in the form of an additional 2-week run-on of HB/LHA, for tenants transitioning to Universal Credit Full Service. The…