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Highlights from the UK’s private and social rented sector headlines: April 2021

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It’s been an exciting month so far! We hope you’re all enjoying the reopening of pubs, non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms.

It’s all happening in the property sector too. In this month’s Rent Report e-mailed to subscribers last week, we covered the following industry developments:

  • New ‘breathing space’ rules will prevent agents and landlords from chasing missed rent payments or charging late fees. In our first story, we talk about what the impact on your business will be.
  • In our second story, the government has launched a new eviction mediation scheme to help landlords and tenants resolve issues and sustain tenancies. Can it work?
  • Three years after local authorities were given the power to ban landlords and letting agents, just a handful of banning orders have been issued. We look into this for our third story.
  • Fourth, the London mayoral election has put rent control back on the political agenda. How will this affect the private rented sector in the capital and beyond?
  • In our fifth story, we report on the end of the Green Homes Grant. What does it mean for landlords, and what options do they still have for energy-efficient improvements? 
  • Finally, agents at Hamptons International completed their ‘Relay around the World’ for Cancer Research this month. Find out how they did it, and how much they raised.

For all our latest analysis, download the April 2021 issue of the PayProp Rent Report today and subscribe to get future issues delivered to your inbox every month.

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