The Landlord Association Chairman was discussing the latest developments with Brooklyn Law boss Simon Butler about the latest issues in the rental market following the emergence of Covid-19. They worryingly realised that that they couldn't agree on the governments latest legislations regarding tenant evictions. Concerning when you consider...

Stamp Duty Extended to 31st June

The Chancellor will give away half a billion pounds to second homeowners and landlords through the stamp duty holiday extension. Labour analysis reveals this could have built nearly 3000 social rented homes – half the total that were built in England last year. The Chancellor announced at the 2021 Budget that...
The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 was laid on 28 August 2020 and came into force on 29 August 2020 The regulations amend Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 to require residential landlords to give tenants 6 months’ notice of their intention to seek possession, except...
On Sunday, Boris Johnson revealed the UK government’s “lockdown easing plan”. Some things will be changing from tomorrow, but how will this affect the property sector? Boris Johnson’s speech at the weekend was unsurprisingly met with a range of reactions from members of parliament, business leaders and members of the...
The government has brought forward a package of measures to protect renters affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). With these in force, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home. To ensure all renters are clear on the full package of support that is currently...
The ban on evictions in England, Wales and Scotland has unsurprisingly been extended. The move means that eviction notices, which were supposed to start again today, will not be served for at least six weeks in England and longer in Wales and Scotland. The Ministry of Housing said no evictions should...
Thousands of private renters who have lost their jobs could be facing eviction when the coronavirus lockdown ends, the government has been warned. Almost half a million people are at "high risk" of homelessness, according to 187 local councils across England. And charity Shelter says first time benefit claimants face falling...
This note sets out how the Coronavirus Act 2020 ("the Act") affects both business and residential tenancies taking into account the Governmental advisory guidance to help understand the implications of the Act. As the situation is subject to change, the Government urges all landlords and tenants to abide by the...
Non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors in the context of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Consolidated_Landlord_and_Tenant_Guidance_COVID_and_the_PRS_v4.2 Details This guidance provides advice to landlords and tenants on the provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020, and further advice for landlords, tenants and local authorities more broadly about their...
The housing market is to remain open in the four week lockdown in England. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed the news on Saturday evening via Twitter. A tweet from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said: "Q: Can I still move house? A: Yes – the housing market will remain open throughout...
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