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Obstacles and opportunities

Frank Webster
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Press reports suggest ‘buy-to-let is dead’... the lettings market isn’t a place for landlords or property companies to grow and the Government is adding complication. Frank Webster says, “I believe the opposite…

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Legal snapshot: The Tenant Fees Act 2019

Laura Bushaway
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The new legislation is now in place, letting agencies must immediately abide by the new regime, but there’s a great deal to understand. Laura Bushaway, Knowledge Development Lawyer, Charles Russell Speechlys, sets…

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Compulsory Client Money Protection legislation

Adam Walker
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As unintended consequences go, says Adam Walker, this tale of woe is a great illustration of how our lives and businesses can be dramatically disrupted without us doing anything wrong.

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Fit for human habitation?

Frances Burkinshaw

2019 arrived without much fanfare and already we are well over the festivities, but, says Frances Burkinshaw, are we all ready to take on the challenges that this year will bring?

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Rent controls in London…?

The Negotiator
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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that he will develop a new blueprint for rent controls in the Capital.

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Tenant fees ban – just 135 days to go

Sheila Manchester
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Following the Third Reading in the House of Lords and the Bill is likely to receive Royal Assent in the coming weeks and come into force on 1st June.

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Tenancy law update: ASTs and ‘other’ lets

Frances Burkinshaw
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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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