Domestic abuse in the PRS: A matter of life and death

Nearly two million people in the UK suffer from some form of domestic abuse every year, including more than 100,000 who are at high or imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured by their partner or ex-partner. With such high numbers, it stands to reason that many landlords are likely to house a victim

Japanese Knotweed – a growing problem?

The Japanese have long provided the UK with a wealth of precious commodities, from reliable cars to ingenious electronics. However, one of their least welcome exports, (notwithstanding karaoke!), that has made its way to our shores is Japanese Knotweed. This most troublesome guest began its UK staycation in the 1850s when it wowed Victorian botanists

Property viewings : maximising your potential

You have your biggest asset, your rental property and are able to conduct the viewings yourself. One of the most annoying aspects of finding a new tenant is the time-wasting that comes along with it, especially if you’re not vigilant from the start. Prepare the property before a viewing: A clean and tidy property will

Section 21 Abolition

The consultation about the Abolition of Section 21 ended in October. Groups representing landlords and letting agents have come together to form an alliance to oppose the government’s plan to scrap Section 21 no-fault evictions. The ‘Fair Possessions Coalition’ believes Section 21 repossessions should be retained until a new system can replace it which provides

Universal Credit update

One of our members, Brandon Taylor attends a Strategic Private Rented Sector Landlords meeting (which deals with Universal Credit) and the latest meeting was held on 20th June. We have a report on the contents of this meeting and this can be found here

Fair Possessions Coalition

The ELA has joined forces with: ARLA Propertymark; Cornwall Residential Landlords Association; Country Land and Business Association; East Midlands Property Owners; Guild of Residential Landlords; Humber Landlords Association; iHowz; Landlord Action; Leeds Property Association; National Landlords Alliance; National Landlords Association; North West Landlords Association; Portsmouth and District Private Landlords’ Association; Residential Landlords Association; Safe Agent;

Carol’s retirement

Carol Craven has worked at the ELA Office for 15 years and retires today, Friday 24th May.  She will be greatly missed by all the ELA Directors, staff and ELA members.  She was presented with flowers and gifts at the hugely successful ELA AGM/Conference on Friday May 3rd.  She is pictured here with ELA Director

SECTION 21 ABOLITION CONSULTATION

The Government have today announced an “end to unfair evictions” and propose to abolish Section 21 notices; read the government’s full statement here The RLA have made a valid response, “Section 21 to go: Housing reforms risk hurting tenants”, which can be read in full here “The government will shortly launch a new consultation on