The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has confirmed that the government is working with the Master of the Rolls to widen the existing ‘pre-action protocol’ on possession proceedings for Social Landlords. The Government plan is to require private landlords to adhere to the same rules as social landlords before issuing possession proceedings. The […]

A complete ban on evictions and additional protection for landlords and renters On 18 March 2020, the Government announced its plan to bring in emergency legislation to suspend new evictions in relation to both social and private rented accommodation while the national Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is taking place. The Government’s plan includes: Emergency legislation to […]

After the first news concerning the section 21 evictions being abolished, the Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech today at the Housing 2019 conference.  The Prime Minister stated: “We are re-balancing the relationship between tenant and landlord, making major changes that will make an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of millions of […]

A Government-commissioned review into selective licensing has backed the creation of a national landlord register. Currently, certain designated areas require landlords to obtain a property license and failing to do so can result in a fine of up to £30,000 or prosecution in which the court could impose an unlimited fine. Tenant can also apply […]