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  • What the Green Industrial Revolution means for Landlords

    November 27, 2020

    Last week Boris Johnson set out a ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution that will bring new investment to the housing sector, including an extension to the Green Homes Grant Scheme...

  • Capital Gains Tax Review Must Support Landlords

    November 20, 2020

    The issue of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has arisen again as a recent consultation could be looking to make changes and it is interesting to see what this could mean for private rented sector landlords...

  • Government Extends Ban on Evictions

    November 16, 2020

    As part of the latest lockdown measures, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has issued new guidance for landlords and tenants which includes a further extension to the ban on evictions...

  • Planning Reform to Overhaul Outdated Systems

    August 21, 2020

    The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, recently announced the launch of a Government consultation which aims to overhaul outdated planning systems and reform the way the country builds...

  • 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...