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22 Jun 2022
Adaptations for disabled tenants’ consultation

The UK Government is seeking views on proposals to make landlords legally obliged to make reasonable adjustments to common areas of rented properties: outside areas, entrances, hallways, landings, and stairwells, more accessible for disabled people.

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.

18 May 2022
Carbon monoxide alarms must be in Welsh rental properties

The implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act starts on 15 July 2022 and landlords should be mindful that they are obliged to ensure all rental properties are in repair and fit for human habitation.

16 May 2022
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms compulsory from 1 October 

New Regulations drafted state, that all rented properties in England must provide a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms used as living accommodation where there is a fixed combustion appliance, such as gas heaters and boilers, from the beginning of October 2022.

03 May 2022
Building Safety Act becomes law, but further action is needed

The UK Government’s legislative response to the Grenfell tragedy has now received Royal Assent but excludes some leaseholders from the new Building Safety Fund. Ministers had previously promised that leaseholders would be protected from the costs of cladding remediation, but landlords owning multiple properties have been prevented from accessing the fund as they are viewed as being of “significant wealth”.

19 Apr 2022
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations imminent

Propertymark urges agents to ensure they are aware of the forthcoming changes to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations as they could come into effect as soon as Autumn 2022.

13 Apr 2022
Agreement with developers to fund building safety repairs

The UK Government has today, 13 April 2022, revealed a wide-ranging agreement that will see industry contribute £5 billion to address the building safety scandal.

01 Apr 2022
£450m boiler upgrade scheme open

The UK Government's three-year Boiler Upgrade Scheme opened on 1 April, offering grants of up to £6,000 to property owners in England and Wales towards the cost of low carbon heating systems.

22 Mar 2022
Regulate the sector and improve property standards

Propertymark calls on all parties ahead of the Northern Ireland elections in May to recognise the crucial role played by those in the property sector to meet the country's housing needs.

10 Mar 2022
Issue 46: January-March 2022

Getting straight to the facts about our position paper 'The Future of Renting' ahead of Renters’ Reforms. Shared expertise on everyone’s favourite garden import Japanese knotweed, and the often-controversial industry commentator Russell Quirk provides his thoughts on regulation.

23 Feb 2022
Leaseholders of multiple properties must pay remediation work

During the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee session on building safety remediation and funding, Michael Gove — Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities — confirmed leaseholders who own “a string of properties” would not be protected.

17 Feb 2022
KPR explores the advantages of PropTech

What is the future of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software in the face of emerging PropTech and is specific software delivering quality services rather than a singular software delivering a satisfactory or good level of support?

16 Feb 2022
Propertymark calls for industry insight through new roundtables

Agents, landlords and anybody working in or alongside the Scottish private rented sector (PRS) are being called upon by Propertymark to take part in virtual roundtables to discuss the raft of proposed changes within the Draft Rented Sector Strategy.

15 Feb 2022
Leaseholders further protected from cladding removal costs

New powers announced by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities will allow cladding companies to be sued and subject to fines for defective products, as protections for leaseholders are extended.

03 Feb 2022
Multiple-occupancy residential buildings insurance review

Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has given the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) six months to review the buildings insurance market for multiple-occupancy residential buildings.

21 Jan 2022
UK Government reveals online high-rise remediation tracking service

People living in high-rise buildings are able to access updates on the status of the building's application to the government's Building Safety Fund through the Leaseholder and Resident Service.

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