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  • Extension to Eviction Rules

    June 22, 2020

    Back in March the Government passed the Coronavirus Act which provided additional powers to deal with the outbreak and included measures affecting the rented sector. One of these was to suspend new evictions from private rented accommodation which meant that landlords were not able to start proceedings to evict tenants for at least a three-month period...

  • Inquiry into the Impact of Coronavirus on Renters

    June 15, 2020

    As we know the impact of Coronavirus is likely to be with us for some time and looking at what this means for housing is an interesting challenge. The Housing Communities and Local Government Committee launched an inquiry in April to explore how renters could be protected from the impact of Coronavirus...

  • Lockdown Puts a Focus on Suffolk

    May 28, 2020

    The time of lockdown, for many of us, has certainly meant a reappraisal of our lives. Some things we thought were important may now not seem to be and other aspects of life have possibly taken on a whole new meaning. It has been a time of reflection for a lot of people...

  • Reopening the Housing Market in England

    May 21, 2020

    Last week I wrote about how businesses will start to look at a safe return to work following the Government announcement to start easing some of the lockdown restrictions and we now have further information on what this means for the housing market in this country...

  • Buying and Selling During Coronavirus

    May 18, 2020

    I have written about the implications that Coronavirus is having on tenants and landlords from financial uncertainty to the practicalities of carrying out repairs, but what about for those selling or buying...

  • Government Guidance on EPCs in Rented Property

    April 29, 2020

    The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into effect two years ago and, among other changes, this meant that a landlord cannot grant a new tenancy with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) below an E rating...

  • Home improvements in private rented property

    April 14, 2020

    For many people, the current lockdown will mean that they are spending more time at home and will, no doubt, be thinking about the improvements they could make. While homes and gardens might benefit from this time, for those renting there are some things to consider before you embark on any changes...

  • Coronavirus and renting

    March 31, 2020

    In the years I have been writing articles on the housing industry for this paper, I have never needed to caveat a piece by saying that this was the most current information available and it could be subject to change by the time it goes to print...

  • The Spring Budget and Housing

    March 23, 2020

    Amid fairly turbulent times and just weeks into his new role, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first budget last week which brought with it a range of measures affecting the property industry...

  • Demand for rental property at all time high

    March 13, 2020

    ARLA Propertymark produces regular reports on the private rented sector and their latest findings show that demand for rental property has hit an all-time high. This is against a backdrop of falling supply of rental stock...