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Passporting Deposits Could Soon be an Option for Landlords

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Most landlords ask tenants to pay a deposit when they start a tenancy. New rules in England means this is typically 5 week’s rent, but where the annual rent exceeds £50,000, a 6 week deposit can be taken.

The deposit is there to cover any accidental damage or other issues, so the landlord is not left massively out of pocket in the event of problems at the end of the tenancy.

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Labour Announces New Right to Buy Plans

Hand holding debit card symbolising right to buy

Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell has announced a radical new scheme that targets property owned by buy to let landlords. If Labour gets into power, it will give tenants the right to buy their rental property at a discounted price. John McDonnell says this will tackle the problem of rogue landlords, as well as making it easier for private tenants to gain a foothold on the property ladder.

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RLA Crowdfunding Campaign Gains Traction

paper dolls around money representing RLA crowdfunding.

Following a recent court case where a landlord was denied an eviction order because he didn’t give the tenant a Gas Safe Certificate before the tenancy began, the RLA launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for an appeal. In the week since the crowdfunding campaign was launched, it has already attracted more than £4,400 in donations, which is incredible. The target amount is £10k, and with 22 days to go before the crowdfunding page closes, it is possible the RLA will get there.

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