Changes to Right to Rent checks are on the cards from April this year. A permanent online solution will replace the current regime, allowing checks to continue to be carried out remotely, but with enhanced security, and for all nationalities.
Social and private landlords are to be subject to stricter rules around smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, as a new legal requirement is set to be introduced making it compulsory to fit alarms in all types of rented accommodation.
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for landlords is something that’s been on the horizon for some time now, but soon it will be time for buy-to-let landlords turning over £10,000 per year plus to begin reporting tax quarterly, and filing online.
A new government scheme will prevent banks and landlords from pursuing tenants for unpaid debts. Instead they will be offered a period of respite in the shape of time to find a solution to their financial issues.
On 30 September, the government published a consultation which sets out to seek views on proposals around raising energy performance standards for the domestic private rented sector in England and Wales.
The National Residential Landlords Association has outlined updates to lettings legislation that will introduce changes during the first half of 2020 that residential landlords and letting agents will need to take on board.