‘Mini-Budget’ Brings Good News for Landlords

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new measures that help landlords. In a speech titled ‘A Plan for Jobs’, he put forward new policies designed to protect jobs and stave off mass unemployment ahead of the withdrawal of the flagship furlough scheme in October, which has paid 80% of the wages of over 9 million workers since lockdown began. 

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Can Landlords Perform Inventories, Checkouts and Make Deposit Deductions During Coronavirus Lockdown?

As the UK lockdown continues, many tenancies will begin or come to an end. Usually, landlords would perform an inventory of the property, compare it to the inventory at the beginning of the tenancy, and use this as evidence of any damage caused during the tenancy. 

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Can Landlords Arrange Repairs and Safety Checks During Coronavirus Social Distancing?

Gas Safety and Repairs During Coronavirus social distancing

There is new guidance on accessing rental properties to carry out inspections, repairs and safety checks. Properties should only be accessed for serious matters and all non-essential visits to properties should be postponed. There is also new guidance on how landlords, tenants and tradespeople must act to remain safe if they do need to attend a property. 

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Coronavirus Act: Can Tenants Be Evicted During COVID-19 Lockdown and Social Distancing Measures?

eviction during COVID 19

Coronavirus has changed the rules for evicting a tenant in England and Wales. New measures have also been announced in Scotland. If a landlord has decided they wish to evict a tenant, they must now consider the following developments before attempting to do so.

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