Seven months on from its publication in November 2017, the draft Bill to ban residential letting fees has undergone the Committee Stage of pre-legislative scrutiny without amendment and now heads back to Parliament for its Report Stage. As the Bill looks increasingly likely to become law, we take stock of the Bill’s aims and review Read More
Another court decision equals another headache for landlords of residential property.
Landlords have to do two things within 30 days of receiving a deposit paid in connection with an assured shorthold tenancy: first, pay the deposit into a registered scheme and second, give the tenant certain prescribed information about how the deposit is held. Unless Read More
1. New obligation to check tenants’ residential status
New checks are being phased in which require landlords to verify the immigration status of prospective occupiers before granting a residential tenancy or risk a penalty of up to £3,000 for each breach.
2. Pilot scheme started 1 December 2014 in the West Midlands
On 1 December Read More