The Renters Reform Bill, post its second reading on 23rd October in the House of Commons, has brought forth significant amendments proposed by the government. The progress of the bill can be tracked here. During the second reading, it became evident that MPs and the government are cognizant of the challenges that the proposed legislation […]
We’re always at the forefront in making sure our properties and clients are compliant which is why we’ve been in contact with Birmingham City Council recently about Section 257 HMOs, which were included in the Additional Licensing scheme, but until today (12 Sept 23), there was no information about how to obtain a licence for […]
Michael Gove on Minimum Energy Performance Standards: “My strong view is that we’re asking too much too quickly.
In a recent interview with Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities expressed his desire to ease the proposed regulations that would require rental properties to have a minimum EPC rating of C by 2028. We’ve previously published details of this proposed legislation here. Gove conveyed his perspective to the […]
The Renters (Reform) Bill is, yet again, caught in the legislative waiting room. With the House of Commons entering its summer recess period, the bill won’t be considered until at least September. This delay presents a silver lining: it gives the landlords and agents ample time to influence future decisions. The Legislative Hold-Up MPs have […]
In a recent Nottingham City Council planning committee meeting, councilors were advised that the requirement for additional student accommodation bed spaces will rise by between 4,000 and 5,000 between 2023 and 2026. Within the meeting it was made clear that NCC have three priorities when it comes to student accommodation in the city, one of […]
Back in September, we wrote a response to the governments Renters’ Reform white paper, to which we have now received a generic reply. The full response is below, however, this is the highlight concerning student accommodation: “We understand that you are concerned about the impact these reforms will have on the student accommodation market. However, […]