Disappointment as six-month notice period introduced in Wales
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by Sally Walmsley
3y ago
Landlords in Wales will need to give tenants six-months’ notice when repossessing homes under new rules announced by the Welsh Government today in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Landlords have reacted with anger and disappointment to the plans, which will leave some without rent for over the year and are being implemented with immediate effect. […] The post Disappointment as six-month notice period introduced in Wales appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Housing Minster quotes NRLA in Commons repossessions debate
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by Victoria Barker
3y ago
The NRLA was referenced several times by the Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP in the Commons yesterday when discussing the end to the ban on repossessions next month. Shadow Housing Secretary Thangam Debbonaire MP (Labour) tabled an urgent question asking the Housing Minister to make a statement on the implications of the end of the […] The post Housing Minster quotes NRLA in Commons repossessions debate appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Today in politics: Making Tax Digital and Right to Rent
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by Sally Walmsley
3y ago
We look at the government announcement on Making Tax Digital – and a question to Priti Patel on Right to Rent Making tax digital roll out The Treasury has announced that it will be expanding HMRC’s Making Tax Digital programme to all VAT-registered businesses with turnover below the VAT threshold (£85,000) from April 2022. The […] The post Today in politics: Making Tax Digital and Right to Rent appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Courts: New repossession rules
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by Sally Walmsley
3y ago
CThe strict procedures landlords must now follow when bringing forward possession cases have been laid out by government. Ministers announced there would be changes to the process on Friday – and have now released  more details as to what landlords will need to do under new Civil Procedure Rules. Courts will reopen on August 24 following […] The post Courts: New repossession rules appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Making Tax Digital roll out announced – but is the timing right?
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by Sally Walmsley
3y ago
More landlords will have to use the government’s new digital tax system from April 2022 the Government announced today – with most needing to comply by 2023. The government’s Making Tax Digital programme already requires businesses above the VAT threshold of £85,000 to use the system for VAT returns, meaning they have to submit them […] The post Making Tax Digital roll out announced – but is the timing right? appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Today in politics: Spending review, safety bill, benefits and Renters’ Reform
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by Sally Walmsley
3y ago
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has launched the spending review, with the government’s draft safety bill also published today. Reports that legacy benefit run-on payments will start tomorrow are circulating – and the housing minister is quizzed on the latest as regards the Renters Reform Bill. Chancellor launches spending review Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has […] The post Today in politics: Spending review, safety bill, benefits and Renters’ Reform appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Call of the Week: Change in tenant and joint tenancy agreements
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by Victoria Barker
3y ago
A landlord gave our team a call this week with a question about the administration around replacing a tenant in a house share-where the tenants are currently on a joint tenancy agreement. The landlord has a small HMO with three tenants, and one tenant is due to leave the property at the end of the […] The post Call of the Week: Change in tenant and joint tenancy agreements appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Today in politics: Stamp duty, agent regulation, EPCs and Universal Credit
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by Sally Walmsley
3y ago
Today we examine a debate in the Lords over recent changes to stamp duty, look at questions to government on tenants’ fees, agent regulation and EPCs and evidence on Universal Credit. Peers’ concerns over landlords’ stamp duty ‘advantage’ On Friday Peers considered and approved the Finance Bill, giving effect to the tax measures from the […] The post Today in politics: Stamp duty, agent regulation, EPCs and Universal Credit appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Lessons from Lockdown: A New Look at Tenancy Deposit Protection
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by Victoria Barker
3y ago
As the Covid-19 lockdown cautiously and gradually eases, Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) takes a look at the valuable lessons we can take from the experience, regarding tenancy deposit protection. There’s no doubt that the private rented sector (PRS) has been hit hard throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with tenants, landlords and letting agents all suffering as […] The post Lessons from Lockdown: A New Look at Tenancy Deposit Protection appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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Possessions procedure to change when courts reopen
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by Sally Walmsley
3y ago
NRLA policy director Chris Norris explains the changes to Civil Procedure rules announced by Government today – and what they mean for landlords. Friday night in 2020 just wouldn’t feel right without another instalment in the saga that is the possession moratorium. Only a few weeks ago the Government waited until the start of the […] The post Possessions procedure to change when courts reopen appeared first on RLA Campaigns and News Centre ..read more
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