Category Archives: Legislation

Airbnb not all it appears to be
Tuesday 27th November 2018

Airbnb Landmark Court Case that flat owners need to know about Mark Vinall, leading property lawyer at Winkworth Sherwood reports: A flat owner’s failed appeal to the Central London County Court illustrates the difficulties for flat owners wishing to generate income by letting out their properties through sites such as […]

Allan’s Comment on the Interest Rate Rise
Sunday 05th August 2018

What effect will a rise in interest rates have on the property market? A quarter on one percent does not sound like much, but it is a 50% increase from half a percent to three quarters, for anyone with a mortgage that is not on fixed rate it will be […]

Bid to Overturn Right to Rent
Tuesday 05th June 2018

A bid will be made this week for a legal review of a centre piece of the Government’s immigration policy. The Right to Rent scheme is a flagship part of the ‘hostile environment’ strategy for illegal immigrants introduced by the Prime Minister whilst she was at the Home Office. Under […]

James Brokenshire the Latest Housing and Communities Secretary
Monday 30th April 2018

Perhaps an apt name for the latest minister to take up the mantle of, as in the government’s own phrase, ‘Fixing Britain’s Broken Housing Market.’ James has stepped into shoes left vacant as Sajid Javid became Home Secretary. We can only wish him well as he grapples with the problem […]

Regulation also comes to the Letting Industry
Sunday 08th April 2018

Government announced on the first of April (and it was not an April Fools joke) its response to recent consultations on industry regulation and Client Money Protection in England. If passed, the new measures will mean that agents will be required to adhere to a new Code of Practice and […]

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