Are You Ready for the New Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations?

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 come into effect on 1 October 2022 with no transitional arrangements. The potential fine for non-compliance can be up to £5,000, levied against each breach rather than ...

Renters’ Reform White Paper 2022 – Do Not Panic

The ‘A fairer private rented sector’ white paper has been published, setting out the government’s long-term vision for a private rented sector (PRS) that is “fit for the 21st century and delivers a better deal for tenants”. The ...

Levelling-Up White Paper – Big on Soundbites, Small on Detail

What Is It? The government recently published the much-anticipated white paper on how it plans to “level up” the UK by means of a complete “system change”. But what does this actually mean for the Private Rental Sector (PRS)? To answer ...

What Landlords Need To Know About ‘Breathing Space’

The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force this week. The scheme applies to individuals in England and Wales. There was a worrying ...

Dates to Watch in 2021

What a strange and tumultuous year we had. In the wake of the Tier 4 announcement, let us instead focus our sights towards the new year and some key dates for landlords in 2021. Although nobody can predict the future, being prepared ...

Abolishing Section 21

This weekend will see the end of the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MCLG) consultation on abolishing the so-called ‘no fault’ eviction (Section 21) and improving the grounds for Section 8. The consultation ...

Marybow Property blog May 2019

The Tenant Fees Ban and Its Impact

The Tenant Fees Act will come into effect on June 1, 2019, and its introduction is certainly causing a stir in the industry. But what will be its impact on landlords, tenants and agents? We’re not here to give you the nitty gritty ...

Legislative Update – Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

The landscape for buy-to-let landlords has seen a number of changes over the last few years and this is set to continue. In this New Year blog, we summarise the changes from last year and those we can expect to see in 2019 2018 Last ...

New Landlord Rules to Know in 2017 – Legislative Update

We’ve had feedback to write our own version, as other sources can get taken down suddenly or the selling angle is too distracting. Here it is, including as much useful hyperlinks as possible that you may want to bookmark for the future.