Section: Private Sector Housing

Plans announced for new measures to help create a fairer property management system

Posted 18.10.17
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Plans for new measures to help create a fairer property management system that works for everyone have been announced by the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

As part of a consultation exercise, government is seeking views on:

The government will consider changing the law so that all letting and management agents, across both the private rented and leasehold sectors, must be qualified and regulated in order to practice.

Earlier this month the Secretary of State also announced measures to help make sure tenants are more secure in their homes; requiring all letting agents to be regulated; and consulting with the judiciary on the case for a new Housing Court - a specialist court with the aim to save time and money resolving housing disputes.

Government has also confirmed it will legislate to ban letting fees so that tenants aren't hit by unfair charges.

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