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RLA Calls for Compulsory CMP Schemes

one house on moneyThe Residential Landlords Association is calling for the government to make Client Money Protection Schemes compulsory. This type of scheme protects landlords’ money when they use a letting agent, so if the agent goes into administration, the landlord does not lose their cash. It also protects landlords if the letting agent decides to use client money to fund their lifestyle choices. Read more…

RLA Warns Rents Will Rise because of Plans to Improve Energy Efficiency

EPCIn a bid to improve the private rental sector, the government has made it illegal to let properties with energy efficiency ratings of F and G, from 2018 onwards. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is warning that many landlords will be forced to carry out costly refurbishments if they want to continue letting out their properties, and in order to pay for the works, rents will inevitably rise as a result. Read more…

Plans for Landlord Licensing in Greater Manchester

regulations bindersThe RLA has criticised Andy Burnham’s plans to introduce landlord licencing in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester, in the event he is elected as mayor. They say it would negatively affect the private rental sector by discouraging landlords to invest in buy to let housing – which is exactly the opposite of what Andy Burnham is trying to avoid. Read more…

Another Planned Landlord Tax is in the Pipeline

graphThe Telegraph has reported that huge numbers of landlords could be asked to pay a ‘green tax’ of up to £5,000 per property, in a move the RLA has described as a ‘stealth tax’.

Extra Landlord Costs
Whereas previous energy efficiency improvements were covered by the government’s Green Deal scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has proposed that landlords and other home owners cover the cost of installing energy improvements Read more…

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