Landlords

Tenant Fees Act 2019. Now in force

Since Saturday 1st June, fundamental changes have been made concerning the fees that can lawfully be charged to people seeking privately rented accommodation in England. In summary the new rules: Outlaw many types of up-front tenant fees. Prevent a landlord taking a security deposit which exceeds five weeks’ rent. Prevent a landlord requiring a tenant […]

Giving Our Hidden Homeless A Voice

Last Thursday’s Unsupported Temporary Accommodation Conference¬†at the People’s Museum in Manchester kicked off with Andy Burnham declaring homelessness as ‘a humanitarian crisis’ which needed a ‘whole society response’. The ‘hidden homeless’, often marginalized and stigmatized with sometimes complex and multiple needs, are right now living in sub-standard accommodation. In fact, 43% of all private unsupported […]