Entries by Sue

Renters Reform Bill

The main issues covered by this Bill will be the changes proposed to the section 21 and section 8 notices. There has been a lot of discussion about abolishing the section 21 notice, currently it provides a platform for a ‘no fault’ eviction. Parliament want evictions to be justified which is the current use of […]


This applies to England and Wales The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a system made up of 29 hazards to help assist the local authority when carrying out a property risk assessment relating to health and safety at a property. They use the guidance to decide whether an enforcement notice needs to […]

Ban on evictions extended.

In November the Government had announced there would be a stay on evictions form 11 December 2020 to 11 January 2021. As we are now in another lockdown throughout England at least until the 18 February 2021, the Government have issued The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Evictions) (England) Regulations 2021. The regulations prevent a […]

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm extended regulations proposal

The Government has launched a consultation proposing to extend regulations around smoke and carbon monoxide alarms which affect the private rented sector and social landlords. The consultation runs until 11 January 2021. If you have any comments to add to the PRSP response we would be obliged if you could send them by 15 December […]

Covid-19 Rules and Regulations – England

Under the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 the notice rules for England have been changed. From 29 August section 21 notices have to be at least six months long. These regulations also extend the period over which these longer notices are required until 31 March 2021. Before Coronavirus […]