Law News

Buy-to-let investors are required to comply with a raft of legislation in order to stay on the correct side of the law. Stay up to date with any new legislative requirements, Government proposals and key deadlines in this section!

See the latest law news impacting the sector here.

Scotland Taking Harsher Approach to Westminster’s Eviction Ban Plans

Scotland Taking Harsher Approach to Westminster’s Eviction Ban Plans

Landlords in Scotland could be banned from evicting tenants for the next six months if their plans are approved. Scottish …

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Government backtracks on pledge to ban evictions

In response to the crisis caused by the coronavirus, the Government announced that it would introduce a ‘complete ban on …

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Landlords in London Are Getting Away With Letting Out Unsafe Homes

Landlords in London Are Getting Away With Letting Out Unsafe Homes

Half of London’s boroughs didn’t fine a single landlord in the past year according to Generation Rent’s latest information. In …

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Landlord Pays £9,500 Penalty for Failing to Maintain Property

Landlord Pays £9,500 Penalty for Failing to Maintain Property 

A Liverpool buy-to-let landlord has been ordered to pay close to £9,500 after his property failed to meet acceptable living …

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fire safety

How technology is helping improve fire safety in rented homes

Fire safety is an ever-important issue when it comes to housing, even more so since the incident of Grenfell Tower. …

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electrical safety regulations

Will change to electrical safety regulations leave tenants at risk?

The introduction of new electrical safety regulations raises the prospect of high-risk rental properties not being covered by a legally …

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There is now more legislation covering the buy-to-let and property sectors than ever before. As such, it is imperative that investors, homeowners and tenants alike familiarise themselves with all industry regulation – or risk financial or even custodial punishment. How has legislation changed? Buy-to-let investors have certainly seen changes in legislation that have impacted on their finances during the last few years. From Right to Rent, mortgage interest tax relief and Stamp Duty, landlords are now expected to perform more duties and adhere to more regulation than at any period previously. Where can I find the latest law news? Here at Landlord News, we understand that alterations in legislation can pose challenges for many landlords. We endeavour to bring property owners the very latest updates on new regulations, alongside keeping them informed of changes to existing rules. Through daily articles, newsletters and an information calendar, you can source the very latest news on legislation impacting on your sector right here – every day!