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Mandatory Electrical Inspection Condition Reports (EICRs)

In our January bulletin we informed you that the government intend to implement mandatory electrical checks. At the time both April and July had been mentioned as possible implementation dates. Whilst we still await official confirmation of the intended date, we are now working on the assumption that the July date is the most feasible starting…

Extension of the Tenant Fees Act 2019

As you may be aware, the Tenant Fees Act came into force on the 1st June 2019. One element of this legislation capped tenant deposits at five week’s rent as a legal maximum. This applied for all new tenancies from 1st June 2019. However, this cap will be retrospectively applied to all existing tenancies on the 1st June 2020.…

Government proposes largest tenure reform in thirty years!

The government has said it wants to ban outright Section 21 ‘no fault’ eviction powers in England and Wales. Instead landlords seeking to evict tenants would have to use Section 8, which can be implemented when a tenant has fallen into rent arrears, has been involved in criminal or antisocial behaviour or has broken terms…