Have your say on the abolition of Section 21

Have your say on the abolition of Section 21

Following the Government announcement about planned changes to the eviction process made on the 15th April 2019, The National Landlords Association (NLA) have created the following guide to help landlords understand changes to the eviction process, how the changes will affect future eviction and when the changes will come into effect. The following has been provided by…

Tenant Fees Ban Update: Sign the contract before you ask for the deposit and rent!

Tenant Fees Ban Update: Sign the contract before you ask for the deposit and rent!

ARLA Propertymark has found a significant legislative gap in the Tenant Fees Act 2019. Under the Act, holding deposits of up to one week’s rent are permitted payments. Any further payments received prior to the signing of the tenancy agreement would be prohibited. According to ARLA, this means that agents and landlords can not ask…

We have GREAT NEWS!!

We have GREAT NEWS!!

The team here are delighted to announce the we are now the highest rated online letting agent on Trustpilot in the property, property leasing agent and estate agent categories. Read what 697 REAL PEOPLE had to say about our service >> https://www.theonlinelettingagents.co.uk/reviews/

Our prices are changing!

Our prices are changing!

As you will be aware, the tenant fees ban starts on 1st June. This makes our current fee structure, with a contribution from both the landlord and tenant, impossible. We’ve taken this opportunity, following feedback from our customers, to restructure our pricing in such a way to serve you better. Rather than choosing a pre-defined advertising…

Tenant Fees Ban FAQ’s

Tenant Fees Ban FAQ’s

We’ve put together a few frequently asked questions about the new Tenants Fees ban coming into force 1st June 2019 (England Only at the moment). ********* When does the tenant fees ban start? Does the ban apply to all tenancies? Will tenancies I already have be affected? What can tenants be charged for? What can’t…

Proposals to Abolish Section 21 Notices

As part of a complete overhaul of the sector, the government has outlined plans to consult on new legislation to abolish Section 21 evictions – so called ‘no-fault’ evictions. The Welsh Assembly has subsequently announced the same proposals. Section 21’s Scottish equivalent has already been removed north of the border. The section 21 notice is a minimum…

Your Guide to the Tenant Fees Ban

Your Guide to the Tenant Fees Ban

As you will know, from 1st June 2019 neither agents nor landlords will be able to charge tenants any fees in connection with a tenancy in England (joining Scotland where the ban is already in place, Wales will join on 1st Sep 2019). The new rules apply to all new tenancies (other than company lets and…

Removal of “No DSS” from adverts

Removal of “No DSS” from adverts

In line with new recommendations, The Online Letting Agents will be removing references to “no housing benefit claimants” from all of our adverts from 15th April 2019, and will no longer screen tenants on this basis. All enquiries will be sent directly to the landlord, to give them the opportunity to assess each individual on…

New Energy Efficiency Rules from Monday 1st April

New energy efficiency rules for rental properties in England and Wales come into force on Monday, April 1, 2019. They spell out the costs that landlords legally face in improving properties that have an EPC rating below E. The Statutory Instrument to bring them in was made super-quietly earlier this month on March 15. It…

Comprehensive guide the the Tenant Fees Act 2019

Comprehensive guide the the Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019 commences from 1 June 2019 and applies to England only (for the time being as it has the ability to extend to Wales). The Act controls what payments a landlord or letting agent may require “in connection with a tenancy of housing in England.” and restricting what third-party contracts a…