IMPORTANT UPDATE - The PIMS Tenancy Agreement for New or
Renewing Tenancies has been updated to comply with the Tenant Fees Ban ENGLAND from June 2019
Wales Legislation Pending
As the government made it clear that they were in opposition to the amendment, Baroness Hayter followed the correct procedure by withdrawing it the first time. However only last week the Government still maintained their dissent.
Viscount Younger of Leckie, parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), said on behalf of the government that expanding the supply of rented homes was “…….at the heart of the Government’s strategy. We want a bigger and better private rented sector.”
He stated categorically that if more rented homes were made available, it was vital that it did not encourage excessive regulatory procedures.
“Excessive regulation, however well intentioned, can result in precisely the outcomes we want to avoid,” he said. “That is why we did not proceed with the proposals of the previous Government, such as a national register of landlords and the full statutory regulation of letting agents.”
He went on: “We have heard a number of people express the view that the lettings market is totally unregulated. That is not in fact the case.” He drew attention to legislation such as the Unfair Trading Regulations, and Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.