More proposed licensing schemes

Published on Fri, 10th Feb 2017 15:45


Both Woking and Brighton and Hove have announced a consultation on a proposed licensing scheme.


Woking is proposing in the Town Centre and the Maybury area.  To take part in this consulatation click on the link here.

Brighton are talking about a city wide sceheme.  See the details here.


We are also to hold a meetings to discuss these:-

  • Woking will be on March 22nd, where Neil Coile from the council will come to talk.  
  • Bright will be April 5th, where Martin Reid from the council
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Long Term Tenancies exempt for Buy to Let landlords

Published on Thu, 9th Feb 2017 10:00

The Housing Minister has confirmed that the longer tenancy proposals in the Housing White Paper will not apply to buy-to-let landlords.

 He has told Inside Housing that his hope is that getting greater numbers of institutional investors in the market, providing longer tenancies “will disrupt the market and will encourage other landlords to do so as well Housing.”

 He continued though:

 “I think if you tried to force people to do it at the opposite end of the market [buy-to-let], I think histo

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Summary of the Housing White Paper

Published on Tue, 7th Feb 2017 22:00


The Government have today (7/2/17) released

their long awaited Housing White Paper

The SLA are to mount a series of meetings to present this White Paper, and give time for discussion to allow us formulate our response.  Note that we are planning new venues to enable to discuss this:-
  • Woking - March 22nd, also to discuss the new licensing scheme being proposed;
  • Worthing - April 25th;
  • Tunbridge Wells - May 10th;
  • central London - June 21st (provisional);
  • Ashford - Octobe
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Long awaited Housing White Paper released

Published on Tue, 7th Feb 2017 15:30

The Government has published it's long awaited White Paper on Housing with the following message:-


Today the Government published its Housing White Paper ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. The link to the Housing White Paper is here:  


You will see that the white paper refers to improving safeguards in the Private Rented Sector and making r

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New Section 8 form

Published on Thu, 1st Dec 2016 08:15

Please note that there is a new Section 8 form to be used for all applications after December 1st 2016.  It is possible that a court might reject a claim if made on on an old form.

 Please use the correct one, it can be found in the members section.

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