Legal Updates

30 May 2019

Tenant Fees Act 2019 - What do Landlords need to know?

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 will come in to force on 1 June 2019.

Francesca Gibbs

25 April 2019

S21 no-fault eviction notices to be abolished – disaster for Landlords?

In what they have described as “the biggest change to the private rental sector for a generation”, the government has unveiled plans to hold a consultation on their proposal to abolish “no-fault evictions” under Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.

Tom Beak

12 March 2019

Estate agents come under the HMRC spotlight

On 4 March, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) announced that they had imposed a £215,000 fine on Countrywide estate agents for failing to register the company as required under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. This announcement was swiftly followed by the publication of the Treasury Committee report on economic crime on 8 March, where estate agents came in for stinging criticism for failing to have proper regard to money laundering compliance and risk assessment in their dealings. 

Alun Milford

3 September 2018

“Creating empowered and responsible duty holders” | Applying the CDM Regulations to HRRBs

Our blog series began with a review of Dame Judith Hackitt’s report and our examination of whether an outright ban on combustible materials is required. In this blog we analyse the primary purpose of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (‘CDM Regulations’), how the CDM Regulations apply to key persons in a construction project and how the Report suggests the construction industry apply the regulations to higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs).

Luke Gregory

10 July 2018

Minimum three year residential tenancy – disaster for landlords?

The government has launched a consultation, inviting comments on their proposals to introduce a minimum term for residential tenancies.

Tom Beak

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