Latest proposals from the government in PRS report

Government research shows that one in five households (4.7 million, according to the English Housing Survey 2016-17) now live in the private rented sector, with long-term renting a growing trend. While the good news is that the vast majority of tenants are satisfied with their homes, around 800,000 properties still have at least one Category One hazard – such as mould or faulty wiring - and 200,000 tenants said they had been abused or harassed by their landlord.

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Post-winter property health check

We’ve had quite a winter, with the very cold weather hanging on right into spring. For the last few years, we’ve been used to rain and wind, but with this February’s ‘Beast from the East’ and much greater snowfall generally, combined with ice, properties have taken more of a beating than is usual for the season.

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Tax changes for 2018/19

While there haven’t been any recent tax announcements that could affect landlords, there are some changes taking effect this tax year that you should be aware of.

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Government meets with the Private Rented Sector

On February 8th  2018, Heather Wheeler, the Minister for Housing and Homelessness at DCLG, met with senior figures from the main organisations representing landlords and agents in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). They discussed future legislative changes and what the Government should be prioritising.

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