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07 Apr 2022
New law to resolve COVID-19 commercial rent debts

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 24 March 2022 and means a legally binding arbitration process will be available in England and Wales for eligible commercial landlords and tenants who have not already reached an agreement to resolve outstanding commercial rent debts related to the pandemic.

28 Feb 2022
Ground for possession and evictions in Scotland

The Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill 2022 is currently making its way through Holyrood, which is one of the promised changes by the Scottish Government to the private rented sector (PRS).

25 Feb 2022
Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill consultation

The Scottish Government’s Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bill proposes to make all eighteen grounds for possession discretionary on a permanent basis, as well as retain pre-action protocols relating to rent arrears.

24 Feb 2022
Changes to extended notice periods and discretionary grounds to remain

The Scottish Government has announced that temporary changes to notice periods, introduced at the start of the pandemic are to return to pre-pandemic terms on 30 March 2022.

26 Jan 2022
Disappointing proposals for Scottish PRS in new Bill

Permanent adoption of discretionary grounds for possession outlined in the newly introduced Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Scotland Bill is extra pressure on the tribunal system.

25 Jan 2022
Commercial property trends forecast for 2022

The last two years have seen a complete shift in attitudes towards healthcare and the importance of promoting a work-life balance, leading to unforeseen trends across the sector. What does the commercial property sector look like for agents in 2022?

13 Jan 2022
Tenancy Hardship Grant eligibility criteria expanded

Propertymark welcomes the latest announcement by the Welsh Government after it has adjusted the eligibility criteria, meaning every tenant in Wales who has COVID-related arrears can apply for financial help.

19 Nov 2021
Hybrid-working may cause workplace discrimination

Figures from the ‘Mind the Gap 2021’ report, commissioned by employer and health and safety advisory service, WorkNest, magnifies differences in employer and employee opinion among key business elements, such as the effects of hybrid working.

12 Nov 2021
Latest possession statistics show letting agents support tenants

Official UK Government figures show the number of possession actions across court stages in England and Wales were higher than those reported in 2020 but significantly lower than in the same quarter of 2019.

09 Nov 2021
New laws and code to resolve remaining COVID-19 commercial rent debts

The UK Government has announced today, 9 November 2021, that new laws and Code of Practice are being introduced to resolve the remaining commercial rent debts accrued because of the pandemic.

25 Oct 2021
Campaign leads to PRS support

Following repeated calls and lobbying from Propertymark and other organisations, the UK Government announced on 23 October a £65 million support package for councils in England to aid low-income earners in rent arrears in the private rented sector to help to prevent homelessness.

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.

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