New Household Support Fund

Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new £500m Household Support Fund to help them with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic. Isobel Thomson, safeagent’s Chief Executive: “The Household Support Fund is a welcome boost for struggling households. We hope this will be […]

Notice periods return to pre-COVID lengths from 1 October

The emergency measures introduced as part of the Coronavirus Act 2020 requiring landlords to provide longer notice periods when seeking possession of residential property will come to an end on 30 September 2021. Notice periods will return to their pre-COVID lengths from 1 October 2021. The Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said […]

safeagent calls for overhaul of Discretionary Housing Payments to support tenants in arrears

safeagent is calling for an overhaul of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs). Enhancing these payments – which can be made to tenants in need by Local Authorities – would be the most effective way to support those who are in arrears as a result of the pandemic. Currently, tenants can only be ‘passported’ to DHPs by […]