Law News

Buy-to-let investors are required to comply with a raft of legislation in order to stay on the correct side of the law. Stay up to date with any new legislative requirements, Government proposals and key deadlines in this section!

See the latest law news impacting the sector here.

Tenants to be Given Right to Take Legal Action Against Landlords

Tenants will be given the right to take legal action against landlords that offer properties that are not fit for …

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Letting Agent Fee Ban will not be in Place Before Spring 2019

The Government has confirmed that the letting agent fee ban on tenants will not be in place before spring 2019 …

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Government Appoints Fourth Housing Minister in Three Years

As part of Theresa May’s latest cabinet reshuffle, Dominic Raab has been appointed as Housing Minister. Raab, the MP for …

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Government Renames Department for Communities and Local Government

During Theresa May’s controversial cabinet reshuffle yesterday, the Government renamed the Department for Communities and Local Government to the Department …

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Agents Reminded of Anti-Money Laundering and GDPR Requirements

Estate and letting agents are being reminded of their responsibilities when it comes to anti-money laundering (AML) checks and the …

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Tax Changes and Tighter Regulation Slowing the Growth of the Private Rental Sector

A series of tax changes and tighter regulation for landlords is slowing the growth of the private rental sector, despite …

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There is now more legislation covering the buy-to-let and property sectors than ever before. As such, it is imperative that investors, homeowners and tenants alike familiarise themselves with all industry regulation – or risk financial or even custodial punishment. How has legislation changed? Buy-to-let investors have certainly seen changes in legislation that have impacted on their finances during the last few years. From Right to Rent, mortgage interest tax relief and Stamp Duty, landlords are now expected to perform more duties and adhere to more regulation than at any period previously. Where can I find the latest law news? Here at Landlord News, we understand that alterations in legislation can pose challenges for many landlords. We endeavour to bring property owners the very latest updates on new regulations, alongside keeping them informed of changes to existing rules. Through daily articles, newsletters and an information calendar, you can source the very latest news on legislation impacting on your sector right here – every day!