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16 Jun 2022
White Paper claims a fairer deal for the PRS

The UK Government has published a Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper that claims it will redress the balance between landlords and 4.4 million tenants in the private rented sector (PRS).

01 Jun 2022
Lettings vision for the future

The Lettings Industry Council (TLIC) has published a report making practical and workable recommendations based on the expected changes to be introduced in the Renters' Reform Bill.

31 May 2022
Renting Homes (Wales) Act postponed

The Welsh Government has announced a postponement to the implementation of the Act until 1 December 2022, which was originally set to come into force on 15 July 2022.

16 May 2022
Third time lucky for renters' reforms?

The Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022, saw the UK Government announce that it would bring forward legislation to reform the private rented sector in England.

10 May 2022
Property sector impact of the Queens Speech

The Queen’s Speech, delivered today, 10 May 2022, focused on the scale of challenges facing the UK cost of living and energy crises, EU legislation still to be removed from the statute books and the impact of the war in Ukraine.

29 Apr 2022
Private Tenancies Bill in Northern Ireland receives Royal Assent

New notice to quit periods are now effective for landlords and letting agents in Northern Ireland as the Private Tenancies Bill received Royal Assent, creating the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.  

21 Apr 2022
Draft Rented Sector Strategy Consultation

Propertymark conducted a series of roundtable discussions that sought input and evidence to inform our response to the consultation, which proposes fundamental and far-reaching changes to the private rented sector (PRS) in Scotland.

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.

25 Mar 2022
Building a better rental sector in Scotland

Propertymark hosted three sessions with members and the Scottish Government on aspects of the Draft Rented Sector Strategy consultation.

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.

16 Feb 2022
What's next for the UK housing market?

In the final episode of the Move iQ Podcast’s sixth series, Phil Spencer is back talking to our CEO Nathan Emerson about what the Government is proposing for the future of the housing market such as the abolition of section21 and deposit passports. Nathan also gives an update on the different initiatives that we’re involved with and how we’re driving change for the greater good of the sector.

02 Feb 2022
Housing forms part of UK Government's Levelling Up Plan

Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove MP unveiled the UK Government’s Levelling Up White Paper which sets out a complete ‘system change’ of how government works to level up the UK.

27 Jan 2022
Companies Act 2006 – Court of Appeal decision

A landmark case in the Court of Appeal which was backed by Propertymark returned a verdict in favour of the landlord/letting agent on 26 January.

27 Jan 2022
Fact sheet: Companies Act 2006, Section 44 – Court of Appeal decision

The Court of Appeal decided that where a corporate landlord or agent is completing certain statutory forms including a Section 8 Notice, such documents do not have to be ‘executed’ in accordance with the formalities set out in Section 44 of the Companies Act 2006.

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.

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