Budget 2021 – What does it mean for the PRS?

Billed as a Budget to boost the economy, today’s statement from Chancellor Rishi Sunak held few surprises. While measures such as the extension to the furlough scheme and continuing £20 uplift to Universal Credit are a welcome support for renters, there was still very little for the private rented sector. Government’s message that it wants […]

Eviction ban extended to May 2021

The Government has announced an extension to the ban on bailiff enforcement of evictions and the requirement for landlords to provide six months’ notice when seeking possession of residential property. These measures will be extended to 31 May 2021, to continue to protect public health and minimise the impact on essential public services. Legislation will […]

Review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)

The HHSRS was developed in the 1990s, as a tool for assessing risk relating to health and safety matters arising from deficiencies within the home. It acts as the first step local authorities take before considering which powers under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 Act should be used and is a component of […]