20 January 2017
The timing of the consultation on the ban on letting agent fees in England, announced out of the blue in the Autumn Statement, has been given the chilliest of receptions by the industry bodies.
11 January 2017
A total of 31 people have been removed from the UK following implementation of the Right to Rent regime which showed they were illegal immigrants with no right to live in private rented accommodation.
23 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond has used his first, and it turns out last, Autumn Statement to announce a ban on lettings agent fees in England. The ban will come in “as soon as possible”.
22 November 2016
Peers have come a step closer to getting lettings agent fees in England banned.
26 February 2016
An attempt in the House of Lords to get the roll-out of Right to Rent annulled has been defeated.
24 February 2016
MPs and members of the House of Lords want private sector tenants to be given clearer up-front information on the cost of all utility bills before signing a tenancy agreement, as well as about their right to change energy suppliers.
04 November 2015
The House of Lords has launched an “urgent” investigation into the housing market and wants views.
14 October 2015
The Immigration Bill containing controversial Right To Rent measures has been given a second reading by the House of Commons despite the government repeatedly resisting calls to show the results of the pilot project.
17 September 2015
Parliament has approved the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 – the regulations which looked in jeopardy after a House of Lords defeat last week.
12 February 2015
A long and technical debate in the House of Lords last evening ended with amendments to the Deregulation Bill being passed which are likely to lead to the outlawing of so-called retaliatory evictions.