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BREAKING: Client Money Protection set to become compulsory - 27 March 2017

Compulsory Client Money Protection (CMP) schemes are set to be introduced for agents under recommendations from a government working group. Under the new plans announced today agents found to be handling client money without having CMP will be fined or shut down. Those who receive fines for non- compliance should not be allowed to continue to handle cash. Set terms and conditions for ... more

Launch of "State of the PRS" Quarterly Survey - 27 March 2017

To make renting better we are conducting extensive research into the different issues affecting landlords, tenants and the sector. As part of our long term research strategy we are conducting regular quarterly surveys with landlords, agents and members to understand how recent changes (including tax changes) are impacting on their letting business and also trends in the wider sector. We are now ... more

Private landlords need a better deal from Universal Credit - 27 March 2017

Tenants and landlords rightly want to ensure that rents are paid in full and on time. Universal Credit is failing to provide this, and preventing rent arrears must be crucial to determining the success of this flagship Government programme. Research by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) last year found that 25 per cent of landlords with tenants in receipt of Universal ... more

Council refused permission to appeal Broadley case - 23 March 2017

The Supreme Court has refused Leeds City Council permission to appeal a decision ruling in favour of landlords, following a protracted battle over council tax payments. The case of Leeds City Council v Broadley centred around the question of who is responsible for paying the council tax on a property if the tenant moves out, but a contractual periodic tenancy agreement ... more

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