I’m speaking next month at the Solicitors Journal Live Conference and it suddenly hit me this afternoon that I have got to get my notes in by Wednesday.
So I have been doing a bit of work on them.
I was doing a bit of a legislation recap intro thing, and it made me realise that a lot of the problems we had have been plagued with over the years have been plugged to a certain extent, or are likely to be soon – tenancy deposits, retaliatory eviction, Local Authority enforcement funding, even letting agent accountability.
There is still a long way to go before we have a perfect private rented sector (and maybe if the Chancellor has his way we won’t have a PRS at all) but quite a lot has been done.
But what happened on the blog?
Well the title says it all really. These rules are not very well known both by landlords, agents or tenants, but they are pretty powerful and agents (and landlords) need to watch out. Find out more about them here …
Ben takes a look at the holiday let market in London and how profit is being put before people. Read all about it here …
Ben has reached ground 3 in his rundown of eviction grounds, and wonders whether it might not become more popular in future. See why here …
Looking at the sort of things a landlord by purchase will have to prove it he wants to evict a tenant. Find out more here …
Ben explains why it is that no-one wants to work in homelessness departments any more and tells a Martian joke. Read it here …
- Property Industry Eye look at a recent criminal conviction of a landlord and taking kickbacks
- Great story about locals buying up derelict houses to create jobs and homes – we need more of this!
- Architects warn that 1/2 of new 3 bed houses are too small for families
- John Elledge in the Guardian considers what happens when people treat property as an asset rather than a home
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