An incomplete picture: CMP missing from rogue landlord and letting agent database

The database of rogue landlords and property agents was first introduced in April 2018 as a tool for local authorities to record the most serious cases of non-compliance. Since then, the Government has committed to making the database public. A consultation seeking views on this ran from July-October 2019. In the Fairer Private Rented Sector […]

Emergency rent freeze in Scotland: safeagent view

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a rent freeze on public and private properties as well as a moratorium on evictions. The emergency legislation is being brought forward under the Scottish Government’s 2022-2023 Programme for Government. The measures are aimed at helping tenants through the cost of living crisis, and are expected […]

New consultation on extending Decent Homes Standard to PRS

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has launched a consultation on plans to extend the Decent Homes Standard to the private rented sector. This follows the Government’s A fairer private rented sector white paper, which committed to introducing legally binding standards in privately rented homes, following the Decent Homes Standard’s introduction across social […]

What will a new Government mean for the PRS?

Liz Truss is the new leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, following the results of the leadership vote being confirmed on Monday (5 September). Boris Johnson gave his resignation speech today (6 September). Liz Truss will now be taking up residence at Number 10 Downing Street and is expected to announce her cabinet […]