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Sleepwalking into disaster

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As new HMO rules affect 100,000 homes, Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA, says, “This is an unacceptable failing on the part of the MHCLG, which should have ensured all local authorities…

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Tenant trouble

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Problem tenants are only a small minority, says Andrea Kirkby, but they can cause a huge amount of trouble for a landlord and letting agent.

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Will compulsory three-year tenancies work?

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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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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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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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