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27 Sep 2021
New forms to be introduced as notice periods revert to pre-COVID lengths

New regulations come into force on 1 October 2021 for England that will return notice periods for Section 21 and Section 8 notices to their pre-pandemic levels.

08 Sep 2021
Changes to notice periods in England from 1 October

The UK Government has confirmed to Propertymark that notice periods will return to their pre-COVID lengths.

02 Sep 2021
Propertymark raises concerns about the PRS with Scottish Government

In a letter to Patrick Harvie MSP, following his appointment as Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel, and Tenants' Rights, Propertymark highlighted it is vital that the introduction of any legislation around the private rented sector (PRS) is based on evidence.

01 Sep 2021
Notice periods to be further extended in Northern Ireland

The Department for Communities has announced an extension to the regulations for the period of notice a landlord must give a tenant before a claim is made to the court.

25 Aug 2021
Scottish power sharing agreement a threat to PRS

Professionals warn aspects of the Scottish Greens manifesto could come into play as the SNP and Scottish Greens agree a new power-sharing partnership.

17 Aug 2021
UK Government must tackle rent debt crisis, housing groups warn

Propertymark, along with other organisations, has called on the UK Government to complete and publish a full assessment on how its decision to freeze Local Housing Allowance and cut Universal Credit has impacted renters.

22 Jul 2021
COVID-19 moving home guidance updated by UK Government

Following the move to Step 4 in the COVID-19 roadmap in England, the UK Government has updated its guidance for those working within the home buying and selling process and those moving home.

22 Jul 2021
UK Government updates COVID-19 and renting guidance

As the UK transitions into the fourth step of the COVID-19 roadmap, the UK Government has updated its guidance for landlords, tenants, and local authorities.

12 Jul 2021
COVID 19 – Planning for the next phase

As we move towards the planned date for progression to Step 4 of the Roadmap in England and towards school Summer holidays, both businesses and individuals should reassess existing contingency plans to factor in the implications for their own areas of responsibility.

30 Jun 2021
Welsh Government announce new Tenancy Hardship Grant

The Grant launch, which coincides with the end of the ban on evictions in Wales today, 30 June, will be available to anyone who has built up more than eight weeks’ arrears since March 2020.

16 Jun 2021
Are there further temporary changes to the PRS in Scotland ahead?

The Scottish Government is proposing a new Bill to extend the emergency Coronavirus laws introduced in 2020 by at least another six months. With current measures due to expire on 30 September 2021, what could this mean for the PRS in Scotland?

15 Jun 2021
Financial support package needed now to address COVID-related arrears

Propertymark, alongside other organisations, has written to Eddie Hughes MP (Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing) to emphasise the sector's ongoing concerns over COVID-related rent arrears and urged the UK Government to introduce emergency financial support.

24 May 2021
UK Government responds to Housing Committee Report

The UK Government has responded to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee’s report on the UK Government’s actions to support the homeless and private rented sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

13 Apr 2021
Safety remains a priority as restrictions ease

Yesterday, 12 April 2021, the UK Government amended advice on house moves following the easing of restrictions in England. Following measures to re-open retail in England, there is now more flexibility for branch managers to allow unscheduled visitors, however, adherence to safety guidance remains paramount.

01 Apr 2021
COVID-19 restrictions relaxed and financial support announced

From today, 1 April, restrictions across Northern Ireland have eased further as part of the Executive's roadmap out of lockdown and the Coronavirus Financial Assistance (Business Support) Scheme 2021 was launched on 31 March by the Department of Finance.

01 Apr 2021
Agents' offices in Wales allowed to open from 12 April

The Welsh Government has announced today, 1 April, lockdown restrictions will be eased further from Monday 12 April with all remaining non-essential retail and close contact services to reopen, and travel into and out of Wales from the rest of the UK and Common Travel Area will be permitted.

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