Rent Repayment Orders

22nd November 2019 0

A rent repayment order (RRO) is an order of a Tribunal which requires repayment of rent (or housing benefit or housing costs element of universal credit) paid in respect of a tenancy or licence, by a landlord/agent who has committed a particular offence listed in the legislation. The offences are: using or threatening violence for securing entry into […]

Tenant Fees Act 2019

13th April 2019 0

Tenant Fees Ban The banning of tenant fees under the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) will now come into force on 01 June 2019 in England and applies to both landlords and letting agents (or anyone acting as an agent on a landlords behalf). The ban applies to assured shorthold tenancies (except social housing […]

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department(2019) EWHC 452 (Admin) – Official transcript is available here. This was a claim for judicial review brought by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (“JCWI”) of the Right to Rent Scheme which was enacted […]

The Tenant Fees Bill is now expected to come into force on 1 June 2019. Once the Bill receives Royal Assent it will apply to all new tenancies or renewed tenancies after this date. The Bill confirms that permitted payments are: Rent Deposits Holding Deposits Utility payments Payment for tenant default associated with lost keys […]

The Government has rejected a petition signed by nearly 10,400 agents that proposed a tenant fees cap instead of an outright ban. The petition was started by a letting agent Rob Farrelly who began his own business Friend & Farrelly Property Services eight years ago, e-petition 206569 was signed by agents all over the UK. […]