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.

leading cause of homelessness

Claims Section 21 is ‘leading cause of homelessness’ not supported by available evidence

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has rejected claims from the Government that the use of Section 21 eviction notices by …

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tenancy deposit cap

DPS records drop in landlords exceeding tenancy deposit cap

Despite the new cap on tenancy deposits, the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) has noticed that more than four out of …

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HHSRS hazards

HHSRS hazards can be reduced with specific landlord reports

Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) inventory reports are not a requirement for letting agents and landlords to comply …

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right to rent

Is new Right to Rent guidance breaking UK law?

New Government guidance on Right to Rent would see landlords breaking the law if they followed it, according to the …

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Scrapping Section 21: “Tinkering with the current system is not good enough,​” says RLA

Private landlords in England who have experience using the courts to repossess a property are not receiving the service they …

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rogue managing agent

Warrington Rogue Managing Agent Defrauds Landlords out of £16,500

Buy-to-let landlords have been defrauded out of a total of £16,500 by a rogue managing agent. Over an 18-month period, …

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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!