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Tag: Residential Landlords Association

RLA hires chief executive

Dixon has worked for Tesco, Boots and Procter & Gamble.

There’s speculation that communities secretary James Brokenshire is backing calls to make them mandatory across England and Wales, with a consultation on longer tenancies closing on 26 August.

reopening housing market

A large majority of private sector tenants, 84%, are satisfied with their housing, the English Housing Survey report for 2016/17, found.

The policy, introduced in 2014, has required landlords to ascertain whether potential tenants are in the UK legitimately.

Housebuilder Berkeley has warned that it will be unable to increase housing production due to high transaction costs, mortgage limits and economic uncertainty.

Tax increases are choking off investment in rented housing, analysis released today by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) found.

The Residential Landlords Association said universal credit had made landlords more willing to rent homes to claimants but warned that more needs to be done.

There were 39,067 tenants evicted by bailiffs last year of which 15,747 were carried out under Section 21, which is opposed by lobby group Generation Rent.

The government plans to amend schedule 4 of the Housing Act 2004 so rooms that are too small are disregarded.

Wales is following Scotland by replacing stamp duty with the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax.