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Westminster meddles

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The PRS is housing ever-greater numbers of families, so the Government is promoting longer tenancies to provide stability, proposing a new requirement of a minimum three-year tenancy. Janany Kathirgamanathan, Senior Associate at…

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Regulation & Law

Critical changes to Section 21 Notices

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As The Negotiator hits your desks, says lettings guru Frances Burkinshaw, major changes will come into force for the residential lettings industry.

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Say ‘no’ to more legislation!

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At the risk of being accused of beating the same drum again and again this article is a continuation from last month, says Frances Burkinshaw, I make no apology for making the…

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Regulation & Law

How to Rent

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Increasing regulation makes it a challenge for agents and landlords to be compliant – especially, says Frances Burkinshaw, when the Government prints incorrect information!

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The zero option

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A raft of new products aims to replace tenancy deposits, Andrea Kirkby reviews the current offerings and where it may all end.

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Tenancy law update: ASTs and ‘other’ lets

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ASTs (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) were introduced in the Housing Act 1988; the Housing Act 1996 amended this legislation. Frances Burkinshaw discusses the impact on today’s lettings market.

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More new regulations!

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Without a doubt, over the years some landlords have mistreated their tenants, says Frances Burkinshaw, which has had the effect of beginning to spoil business for the good landlords.

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