What does the Renters Reform Bill mean for me?

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The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published its Renters Reform Bill (also known as the ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector white paper’), which is part of a […]

Upcoming changes in real estate law

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic brought dynamic changes to the UK’s commercial and residential real estate markets: people and businesses moved in and out of cities and between smaller and larger […]

What does the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 mean for me?

The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, described as bringing about ‘the biggest change to Welsh housing law for decades’, is set to come into force on 1 December 2022. The […]

Planning permission for business signs

Business Signage on Private Property : Do you need planning permission

Most businesses need some form of signage. The reason most businesses need some form of signage is that signage is visible. That means your local authority is likely to have […]

Setting up a property company as a landlord

When purchasing a buy-to-let property (a property you buy in order to rent it out to tenants) it’s important to think about how you will own the property and what […]

What are your rights as a tenant in 2021

Although the UK is, in general, very much on the move back to “business as usual”, many aspects of life are still in flux. One of them is the issue […]

Understanding deposit disputes

Deposit disputes are possibly the single, biggest cause of friction between landlords and tenants. Avoiding disputes is always much better than having to resolve them. If, however, the matter does […]

Electrical safety in rented property and what it means for you

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all private landlords in England. Under the Regulations, […]

What Landlords Need To Know About Making Tax Digital

Along with more regular real estate tax changes, HMRC is currently implementing an ambitious Making Tax Digital scheme which will move all tax administration to a new digital system. From […]

What the 2021 Queen’s Speech means for landlords, tenants and homeowners

The Queen’s Speech marks the State Opening of Parliament and sets out the UK Government’s priorities and plans for the coming months. This year’s Queen’s Speech, which took place on […]

What the Help to Build Scheme could mean for you

The UK Government has launched the Help to Build Scheme to kickstart a self-build “revolution”. The £150m Scheme is designed to make it easier for people to build their own […]

Emergency right to rent measures are ending. What’s changing?

As a response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government introduced a temporary change to the right to rent checks landlords need to carry out for prospective tenants in March 2020. […]