Let’s learn from the pandemic as we weather cost of living storm

As we look beyond the pandemic, we should take time to reflect on what we did well as a sector to deal with the challenges of Covid-19. There’s lots to learn from as we face the cost of living crisis and a raft of new reforms for the private rented sector. At safeagent, we see […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: our training proceeds donation to MIND

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, safeagent is donating all proceeds from subscriptions to its mental health awareness training course to mental health charity, MIND. Mental Health Awareness Week (9 – 15 May 22) is an annual campaign – this year’s theme focuses on raising awareness of how mental health can be affected by […]

Regulation of private renting review – what can it tell us about upcoming PRS reform?

Ahead of the upcoming Renters’ Reform Bill, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for more cohesive policymaking and consistency in tenant protections in the private rented sector. Its Regulation of Private Renting report, published yesterday, urges more government support for local authorities with enforcing of PRS regulation, and for educating tenants on their rights. […]

The Fairer PRS White Paper

The Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Housing (DLUHC) has today published its Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper. The measures outlined in the White Paper will form part of the Government’s plans for a Renters’ Reform Bill, to be introduced in this parliamentary session. Reflecting on the reform measures outlined in the White Paper, […]

The Queen’s Speech: what does it tell us about plans for PRS reform?

Yesterday’s  Queen’s Speech and State Opening of Parliament unveiled 38 bills the government intends to bring forward during this parliamentary session. References to reform of the private rented sector in the speech itself were brief, but media is reporting that plans for a renters reform bill will evolve during this session. Specific PRS legislation reportedly […]