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Generation Rent: ‘I took my landlord to court and won £15,000’

How five Leeds renters triumphed over their landlord and went viral.  Click here to read the BBC ariticle

Congratulations Team York RLA!

Congratulations to Team York RLA for taking part in the York Sleepout and spending the night under the stars to raise vital funds for SASH. The total raised so far is a fantastic £1068.75 although it is not too late to show your support.  Please visit the York RLA Justgiving Page to make a donation.  

Buy-to-let investors to bear the cost of letting agents fee crackdown

Buy-to-let investors will face increasing costs from June when the Government’s ban on tenants’ fees comes into force, estate agents have warned. Click here to read more......

FITNESS FOR HUMAN HABITATION GUIDE

Introduction As of March 20th 2019, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act will come into force for tenancies in England. This legislation amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 so that landlords must ensure their property is fit for human habitation at the start of the tenancy and then maintain this standard throughout rest of the time the tenant lives in the property. The purpose of this guide is to explain what this means for landlords and agents, including potential penalties. Click here to read more.......

TENANT FEES BAN IN ENGLAND

Introduction The government continues to move forward with a planned ban on fees charged by letting agents and landlords to their tenants. While this is yet to come into force, and draft legislation is always subject to change, it is very likely to come into force in much the same format so landlords and agents should start considering the impact on their business now. This guide will act as a primer for landlords and agents to help them prepare for these upcoming changes. This guidance is based on legislation that has not yet come into force. Landlords and agents should be aware that it remains subject to change. Click here to read more..........

Tenant Fees Bill – what do I need to know?

The Tenant Fees Bill is set to come into force on June 1 this year, it has been announced. This means that, subject to the bill getting Royal Assent, the ban will apply to all tenancies signed after this date. Click here to read more........

Landlords becoming reluctant to rent to EU nationals due to Brexit No Deal worries

Right to Rent is creating a hostile atmosphere in the UK’s private rented sector with more landlords refusing to consider renting to non-British nationals, including citizens from the European Union. Click here to read more.........

Landlords Welcome Guidance for Room Size Regulations

Landlords have been welcoming the new guidance for councils on the minimum room size regulations for rented homes. To read full article, click here

What could 2019 have in store for landlords and renters?

Deposit caps, minimum three-year tenancies and rent controls: What could 2019 have in store for landlords and renters? https://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/money/buytolet/article-6480085/What-2019-store-landlords.html

Landlords Responsibilities Summary .Gov

If you are renting out a property in England or Wales the government provide a summary of landlord responsibilities which many landlords will be completely familiar with, but it is still common to find the basics missed. Click here for the full .Gov web pages.