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COVID-19 in the UK: emergency legislation for renters

The government has confirmed it will bring forward emergency legislation to protect residential tenants from eviction. Following the Budget which announced mortgage “holidays” for those who own their homes, the government has been urged to assist private renters impacted by COVID-19.

Under the emergency legislation landlords will be unable to start proceedings to obtain possession Read More

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MEES-ery for landlords? – Six key changes to the residential MEES Regulations

We previously blogged about the Government’s public consultation on proposals to amend the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the “MEES Regulations“).

Following the consultation, the Government has published its final policy decisions and the MEES Regulations have been amended by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Read More

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Tenant’s Right to Manage – A damp squib?

As the number of people in privately rented accommodation increases, the ability of tenants to manage their homes in a way that works for them is becoming increasingly important.  The Right to Manage (“RTM”), which landlords cannot contract out of, was introduced to give tenants of flats more control if they are dissatisfied with the Read More

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Overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector

Since the introduction of assured shorthold tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988, tenancies of 12 months have become the norm.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has just launched a consultation on “Overcoming the Barriers to Longer Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector”, asking whether measures that would encourage or compel Read More