Compliance

Section 20: Is it fit for purpose?

The Section 20 process for major works was first introduced into legislation as part of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. However, much has changed since then, including interest rates and the cost of living. We spoke to Nigel Glen, Executive Chair...

Joe Parish
By Joe Parish
Section 20: Sections C & D explained

Almost every block manager will have come across Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 during their career. But while many will be used to the consultation process, fewer will be familiar...

Section 20: 3 mistakes that could lead you to a tribunal

Section 20, which governs the rules around work or services to flats that leaseholders must pay towards, can be quite complex. Failure to follow the rules correctly can result in disagreements,...

Landlord compliance - Are landlords following legal and best...

Analysis of data from the Government’s English Private Landlords Survey 2022 has revealed some interesting results about landlord behaviour which could help to formulate policy to encourage...

Section 21 notice abolition - should agents be worried?

The Government has been interested in abolishing Section 21 for a long time now. With it renewing its commitment to the process in its Renters’ Reform white paper, published earlier this summer, the...

Building Safety Act for RMCs - are external directors the answer?

Right-to-Manage companies (RTMs) and Resident Management Companies (RMCs) are feeling the strain of the Building Safety Act thanks to the increased liability it brings for directors. How could this...

Data protection: 7 upcoming changes property professionals need to...

The UK’s data protection laws affect all organisations that process the personal data of UK citizens — including property management businesses. In 2021, the UK Government held a public consultation...

Rent Repayment Order case on appeal - how will it impact letting...

Rent Repayment Orders could soon have greater consequences for letting agents as a long-running dispute over to whom they apply will be heard by the Supreme Court. Given the surge of rent-to-rent...

Estate agent's guide to leasehold

Owning a home of one’s own has long been the great British dream. But while successive governments have tried to combat issues with home affordability and the availability of property, none have...

How to encourage your occupiers to recycle

As climate change and sustainability become more pressing issues, attention is turning towards recycling and the need to minimise waste. Britain’s recycling rate fell from 45.5% in 2019 to 44% in...

Greener homes: Revisiting the Government’s net zero plans for property

The Government’s net-zero plans for housing in England and Wales laid out in the Heat and Buildings Strategy ahead of November 2021’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) received a storm...

Industry experts discuss Lord Greenhalgh’s Building Safety Bill...

As the long-awaited Building Safety Bill passes through the Report stage in the House of Lords (having already been through the House of Commons), some major proposed amendments to its content have...

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: How will it affect tenancies?

Landlords, agents and tenants in Wales are soon set to face the biggest change to their housing law for decades. Designed to simplify tenancy legislation and improve conditions in rented homes in...