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27 Mar 2024
Housing (Scotland) Bill published

Introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024, the Bill sets out plans to make changes to the law, covering rent controls, tenants’ rights to keep pets and decorate their homes, and a mechanism to delay evictions under certain circumstances.

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19 Mar 2024
Information for agents about XL Bully dog rules

Following several high-profile attacks by XL Bully dogs in recent years governments across the UK have put measures in place to ban the breed and impose requirements on people who own them. There has been understandable concern from agents and landlords about the implications for them of the introduction and operation of the new safeguards.

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28 Sep 2023
When is it reasonable for a landlord to refuse a tenant having a pet?

The reasonableness of a landlord refusing a tenant's request to have a pet can vary depending on several factors, including the specific circumstances of the property, and the landlord's policies.

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22 May 2023
Landlords to fully consider pet requests

Following the release of the ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector’ White Paper in June 2022, the Renters (Reform) Bill, published on 17 May 2023, has adopted the UK Government's commitment to the right for tenants to request permission to keep a pet, and amending the Tenant Fees Act 2019 to permit pet insurance.

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19 May 2023
Renters (Reform) Bill published

Introduced to the House of Commons on Wednesday 17 May 2023, the Bill sets out the UK Government’s plan to deliver on the Conservative Party’s policies to reform the private rented sector in England.

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25 Aug 2022
A New Deal for Tenants consultation analysis

The consultation response on the Draft Rented Sector Strategy 'A New Deal for Tenants' has been published and the Scottish Government will undertake further discussions with key stakeholders to inform and shape the final rented sector strategy and legislation.

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07 Jul 2022
How to avoid pet-related disputes at the end of tenancy

The UK Government has proposed some key changes to the PRS, outlined in the Fairer Renting White paper with pet ownership to become more accessible for tenants. With just 7 per cent of properties stating they are ‘pet friendly’, there are ways to reduce the likelihood of deposit disputes.

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05 Jul 2022
Renting with pets survey reveals extent of damage costs to landlords

An online survey showed that pet damage is extremely common in properties where landlords rent to tenants with pets and the costs are difficult to recoup. With the demand for pet-friendly homes continuing to increase, the UK Government must now understand the costs for landlords and implement rules that support the sector.

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27 Jun 2022
Issue 47: Summer 2022

Our re-launch issue packs a punch with an easy guide to Making Tax Digital, an update on the three phase programme on Material Information direct from NTSELAT and a deep-dive into the factors affecting the Commercial property market.

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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).

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04 Apr 2022
Survey on damage to property

What’s the damage? a joint survey between Propertymark, the National Residential Landlords Association (NLRA), LandlordZone and pets’ charity AdvoCATS has been launched to establish the true cost of damages to rental accommodation by tenants.

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05 Jan 2022
PRS landlords and tenants with pets’ survey

Northumbria Law School and the Open University are conducting research into whether private rented sector (PRS) landlords rent to tenants with pets and the issues and/or benefits of doing so.

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29 Nov 2021
Renting with pets

This guide provides letting agents and their landlords with information that can help maximise the benefits of renting with pets while taking appropriate action to minimise the risk of damage.

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03 Sep 2021
Tenant Fees Act barrier to renting with pets

A new Report and Open Letter have been sent to the Secretary of State for Housing to highlight the negative impact the Tenant Fees Act has had on renting with pets.

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16 Jun 2021
Additional costs and risks must be part of debate on renting with pets

Members of the House of Lords quizzed the UK Government yesterday on what it is doing to encourage landlords to be more pet friendly. The question was tabled by Lord Black who said that one million households that would like to have a cat cannot do so because they live in a rental property.

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23 Apr 2021
Survey claims over half of landlords back pets in rented property

A landlord survey by Direct Line suggests that nearly half welcome the UK Government’s new Model Tenancy Agreement, which enables tenants with ‘well-behaved pets’ to secure a tenancy more easily.

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