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Shock bid to block evictions to be made this week in House of Lords

By |2020-09-22T10:03:40+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

A Liberal Democrat Baroness says she is to make a last-ditch bid in the House of Lords tomorrow to stop evictions going ahead following the end of the ban. Lib Dem Olly Grender will use a procedural motion known as a Prayer To Annul in the Lords to try to block...

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Many tenants worry about ability to pay rent, says PropTech firm

By |2020-09-22T10:03:43+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

A survey of 2,750 tenants by a prominent PropTech firm suggests a quarter are concerned about not being able to pay their rent. At the same time, large numbers are considering moving to a new property as working from home becomes the norm and financial situations shift.  Goodlord says that its survey...

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New restrictions likely for Airbnb and other short-lets north of the border

By |2020-09-22T10:03:53+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

A consultation process by the Scottish Government may herald stricter restrictions on Airbnb and similar short let platforms north of the border. The Scottish Government’s proposals include a mandatory licensing scheme to ensure that all short-term lets are safe and to address issues faced by neighbours. The regulations, if passed by Parliament, would...

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Law Society calls for more Legal Aid help to tenants facing eviction

By |2020-09-22T10:03:50+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

The legal industry says the end of the eviction ban must be the moment to ensure the widest number of tenants across the country have “access to justice.” The Law Society of England and Wales says there is a need for wider reform. “Possession proceedings must be made more workable in anticipation...

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Everything you ever wanted to know about evictions – and more…

By |2020-09-22T10:03:46+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

A definitive document has been published by the House of Commons library listing every eviction-related measure taken by UK governments during the Coronavirus crisis. The 51 page publication, which also covers anti-homelessness measures, has been released this week to coincide with the end of the eviction ban. The document chronicles the measures...

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Law firm says that it is highly unlikely that there will be a ‘spike in evictions’

By |2020-09-22T10:03:58+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

The government’s decision to not extend the ban on landlords evicting renters beyond 20 September is a major concern for many private renters worried about being able to pay their rent.  Renters across England and Wales received greater protection last month after the government once again extended the suspension of new evictions...

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Significant increase in illegal evictions

By |2020-09-22T10:04:01+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

There has been a sharp rise in illegal evictions by rogue landlords, it has been claimed.  According to The Independent, illegal evictions have surged by up to 50% in some areas since the coronavirus pandemic began. One housing officer in London told the newspaper that in one of the most extreme cases,...

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Spike in demand from first-time landlords

By |2020-09-22T10:04:09+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

From accidental landlords to those wanting to embark on buy-to-let as a business, renting out property can be extremely rewarding, and that may be why new figures suggest that an increasing number of first-time buyers are looking to invest in the buy-to-let market.  Fresh data provided by Legal & General shows...

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More than £1.7bn worth of unclaimed property lying vacant

By |2020-09-22T10:04:05+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Company News|

There is currently around £1.744bn worth of unclaimed property lying vacant across England and Wales, according to the latest research by the property developer StripeHomes. London and the South East rank as the primary hotspots for unclaimed estates, the research shows, with the data also revealing that there are some 7,991...

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Eviction ban ends but it’s under “constant review” insists minister

By |2020-09-21T10:03:06+00:00September 21st, 2020|Company News|

Housing Minister Chris Pincher says the eviction ban is formally over but the situation remains under “constant review” as the second wave of Coronavirus hits. In a series of tweets over the weekend Pincher detailed the measures taken by government to safeguard private tenants. However he hinted that future policy on evictions...

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