How will the new cap of 5 weeks deposit affect Tenants?

The latest amendments to the incoming Tenant Fees Ban Bill include a detail that will be of interest to tenants across the UK. Earlier this month, Housing Minister James Brokenshire successfully argued that the tenant deposit cap should be reduced to five weeks, from the previously agreed six weeks.

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How will the new cap of 5 weeks deposit affect Landlords?

The UK Government has overturned a decision about the maximum deposit landlords can charge renters. Previously, the new tenants’ fees ban Bill, which is still being finalised, had stated that the maximum deposit private landlords could charge was 6 weeks. However, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire won an internal parliamentary battle to reduce that to 5 weeks.

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Are Modular Homes the New Way Forward?

With property going up in value and more people finding themselves priced out of the housing market, it’s clear that the UK needs more affordable homes.

One of the potential solutions comes in the form of modular homes. So could these be the way forward?

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Things to consider as a landlord over Christmas

Christmas is a busy time for landlords and tenants alike, and the holidays can occasionally be a bit disruptive in terms of payment schedules or communication arrangements. There are also certain situations – like financial hardship or empty properties – that might be more common over the Christmas period, so it’s worth making sure you’re prepared before the festivities get under way.

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