Mortgage holidays were first announced by the government in March 2020. The scheme has been extended and the deadline for applying is now 31 October 2020. Homeowners have been able to apply for mortgage payment holiday or reduced payments by extending the term of their loans. All in effort to relieve the financial consequences of […]
The government has announced an extension to a ban on evictions until 23 August 2020. The decision has been welcomed by many renters with gratitude and relief. On the other hand, a large number of landlords have been left alone to deal with antisocial behaviours at their properties as well as unpaid rent. Tenants The […]
The Act The Tenant Fees Act was first introduced on 1st June 2019. It only applied to tenancies that started after that date and to renewals. Now, landlords and agents are being reminded that a year-long transition period for the tenant fees ban ends today. The Fees Prohibited fees include: Check-ins Check-outs Referencing Viewing Inventories […]
The First Homes Scheme Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced a new housing scheme, The First Homes. This is an initiative to allow people buy homes at a discount. The eligible first-time buyers will be able to save on average around £100,000. New homeowners will be able to start their new journey through the scheme that […]
Is an electrical certificate mandatory in my rental property? We get asked this a lot and up until recently, the answer has always been no. Well, things are about to change! To help you through that change, we have written a simple guide to ensure you know your responsibilities. What are my responsibilities as a […]
Temporary adjustments The government has published guidance on how to perform right to rent checks during the current pandemic outbreak. The rules governing these checks have been temporarily adjusted to help landlords stay safe. The new temporary changes come into force as of 30th March 2020. The adjustments are as follows: checks can now be […]
Top Tips for Working from Home The majority of the country has gone into lockdown this week, which means most people are working from home. Around 1.5 million people work from home on a regular basis and are well versed in how to cope. For those of you who have never worked from home before, […]
Benefits of Energy Saving Initiatives Cutting contributions to global warming and saving money seem like sound reasons to consider implementing steps to cut down on home energy usage. And yet, as a recent survey conducted by Citizens Advice and Energy Saving Trust shows, as many as one-third of British households have yet to make any […]
On 20th March an extension to Fitness for Human Habitation Act will be introduced. Anyone who signed a tenancy agreement before March 2019 will be able to use the Homes Act.
The Let Property Campaign targets landlords who have undeclared rental income. HMRC have been prompting them to come forward and fix their tax situation.