HMRC help

Published on Mon, 11th Dec 2017 17:00

Please see the latest update from the HMRC.

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Private rented sector inquiry

Published on Tue, 5th Dec 2017 19:37

The SLA contributed to the recent inquiry by the Government Inquiry into the Private Rented Sector – see recent news article.

We gave evidence as part of the Residential Property Group, and directly.  For all the published evidence see here.

 

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Database of rogue landlords and agents to be introduced next April

Published on Fri, 1st Dec 2017 09:00

It has been confirmed that a database of rogue landlords and letting agents as well as new banning orders will be introduced on April 6, 2018.

The database, which was initially announced last year as part of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HA16) to root out rogue landlords, is expected to come into effect once the regulations have been approved in the New Year.

The database will include information on landlords who have been served with a banning order or have been convicted of a banning or

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Radical changes to Universal Credit

Published on Thu, 23rd Nov 2017 12:00

Yesterday (Wed Nov 22nd) the chancellor announced that initial 7 day waiting period for Universal Credit was to be abolished, which brings the wait time down from 7 weeks to 6.

Today (Thursday 23rd) the Works and Pensions Secretary, David Gauke, has announced that any tenant who has opted to have their benefit paid direct to the landlord will automatically have the same facility in Universal Credit.

The Minister issued a statement to the Commons that said: “Those people who already have an alt Read More

2017 Autumn Budget

Published on Wed, 22nd Nov 2017 13:45

The Chancellor is unveiling his budget.

 Matters known so far are:-

  •  longer tenancies in the private rental sector with (yet another) consultation on the objective

  • Stamp duty abolished for first-time buyers for homes worth up to £300,000

  • New homes along the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor

  • Oliver Letwin will chair a review of how land is being used for housing. It will report by the spring of next year, in time for the financial statement then. If necessary, t

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