Renters’ (Reform) Bill published – safeagent reaction

The long-awaited Renters’ (Reform) Bill is to be introduced to Parliament today, providing the legislative detail intended to deliver the Government’s 2019 manifesto commitment to abolish section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions. The Bill, intended to provide new protections for tenants and clamp down on rogue landlords, will build on the raft of reforms previously set […]

safeagent calls for Government rethink of lifting of HMO regulations for housing asylum seekers in the PRS

The Home Office has put forward a Statutory Instrument before Parliament to amend The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Asylum-Seeker Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2019. It is proposing to remove the obligation for landlords to obtain a HMO licence when providing accommodation to house asylum seekers. The measure has been put forward as a more cost-effective solution […]

safeagent gains Ofqual recognition for England lettings qualifications

safeagent, the UK’s largest not-for-profit accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents, has been officially recognised as an Awarding Body in England by exam watchdog Ofqual. Ofqual has also accredited safeagent’s Level 2 Foundation Lettings Course [England] and Level 3 Award in Letting and Property Management [England] qualifications. It means agents operating in England can […]