Are you aware of the current issues in this area of law?
The law relating to residential tenancies is again in flux with a range of important decisions in the Courts and Tribunals and a great deal of new legislation prior to Parliament being dissolved for the election. In addition there is the possibility of further legislation emerging from whoever forms the new Government after May.
This course will review the changes that have been made so far and consider some of those that are yet to come.
Topics covered include:
The decision in Spencer v Taylor and the Deregulation Act 2015 changes
The decisions in Superstrike v Rodrigues and Charalambous v Ng and the changes in the Deregulation Act
Designations for Selective and Additional licensing. The proper method of consultation post Enfield. Standards and penalties in relation to HMO licences.
- Section 11, Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 and Property Standards
The position after Edwards v Kumarasamy. Potential changes in disrepair practice as a result of the Deregulation Act. New requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Further restrictions and obligations on the horizon.
- The Immigration Act and the Right to Rent
Complying with the legislation. Points to note. Update on current position.
Unfair Trading changes, Consumer Redress Schemes, and fee transparency after the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Agency fee bans and the effect on the market.
The situation in Wales and the prospects for regulation in England after the general election
This course will provide a useful overview of the issues relevant to this area of law – helping you to provide up to date advice to your clients.