Interesting times with two new acts coming onto the statute book. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act and the Tenant Fees Bill.
Both could prove very significant – with many people believing that the Tenant Fees Bill, when it comes into force on 1 June, will signal the collapse of many letting agents unable to survive without their tenant fees income.
For Landlord Law members, Giles Peaker (who was on the team that helped Karen Buck MP, with her Fitness for Habitation Act) will be taking our next training webinar on 6 February, explaining what the Act means for landlords, and David Cox (the CEO of ARLA Propertymark) will be taking the March webinar on 7th March taking us through the Tenant Fees Bill (or Act as it may be by then).
Find out more here. But what happened on the blog last week?
Our regular writer and freelance Enforcement Officer, Ben Reeve Lewis writes about a worrying new trend
This was asked in my Blog Clinic this week
Another week and another busy Newsround, full of housing news
The Landlord Law News Blog
Just one post this week:-
- The FT asks if UK house prices are heading for a post Brexit meltdown
- Ministers are being urged to halt the right-to-buy scheme
- The Negotiator asks how landlords will absorb extra costs after the Tenant Fees Ban
- Moneysaving expert looks at the Tenant Fees Ban
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