Electrical safety standards on the way for England Sections 122 and 123 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (electrical safety standards) come into force on 25 October 2019. This means we are finally one step closer to the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector in England and will see actual regulations very soon. An enabling power was contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 under Section 122 to allow the Secretary
From 1 April 2019, changes to the Energy Efficiency (Private Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 come into force. This means from 1 April 2019 the ‘no cost to the landlord’ exemption will no longer be available and will no longer appear on the PRS Exemptions Register. As a result, existing properties with the ‘no cost to the landlord’ exemption will be reduced so they do not appear on the  PRS Exemptions Register  after 31 March 2020
Government announce mandatory electrical safety checks The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced that mandatory five-year electrical installation checks on private rented housing in England will be introduced in a phased approach. Whilst the implementation date has not yet been clarified, MHCLG has stated its intention to introduce legislation as soon as parliamentary time allows, with letting agents and landlords being given at least six months to familiarise with the new
LANDLORD UPDATE: Tenant Fee Ban   Tenant Fees Ban comes into force from 1 June 2019 On the 15th January 2019 government announced that the Tenant Fees Bill will come into force in England on 1 June 2019. Following the Third Reading in the House of Lords, the Bill is likely to receive Royal Assent in the coming weeks. Speaking to the Lords, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth said: “We need to enable agents and landlords