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Over the last decade, the private rented sector has been making substantial improvements to the quality of its housing stock. Despite this, there are still a small proportion of properties in the PRS where conditions
are potentially hazardous and need to be improved. These options include civil penalties which allow local authorities to fine landlords for specific breaches.
Just five per cent of private rented households have received government help to fund energy efficiency measures despite having the greatest need.
Mike Morgan, legal division manager at Hamilton Fraser writes about the benefits of mediation.
A new 'easy read' version of the 'How to Rent' guide has been released by Government.
Plans to end the need for EWS1 forms on buildings below 18 meters were outlined by the Government this week.
A new scheme supporting private tenants in Wales to pay off Covid-related arrears was launched by the Welsh Government this week.
Our advice team recently helped a landlord who had been approached by their tenant, because they wanted to install a smart meter at the rental property. They were looking for some best practice guidance for this scenario and some more information on the different types of smart meters.
RENTS paid by private tenants across the UK are falling in real terms according to official data published today.
If you have a garden at your rental property, chances are your tenants have been making the most of it with the recent heatwave. But, when it comes to keeping the garden in good shape, who is responsible, the tenant or the landlord? In this blog we take a closer look at gardening responsibilities.
Every quarter the NRLA ask landlords about how policy is impacting on their property business.The Quarter 1 survey focuses on some of the key issues surrounding Universal Credit and welfare. Landlords were also asked about debt management.