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Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015- EMPO Messenger (Nov 2015)

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015- EMPO Messenger (Nov 2015)

“Small landlords will feel let down, however. Three-quarters of them voted for the government and today’s announcement, coming off the back of the changes to mortgage interest relief, creates a very negative climate towards the small investor. In any case, SDLT will tend to be figured into the purchase price of homes, and the end result may actually be harmful to homeowners trying to move up the housing ladder, as prospective investors will be fewer in number and will seek to pay less.”


Right to Rent will be extended across England- 1st February 2016- EMPO Messenger (Oct 2015)

Right to Rent will be extended across England- 1st February 2016- EMPO Messenger (Oct 2015)

This week the Home Office published its evaluation of the Right to Rent pilot scheme. Right to Rent is one part of the government’s ongoing reforms to the immigration system to make it harder for people to live in the UK illegally.


Possession Notices, HMO Additional Licensing & the Courts - EMPO Messenger September 2015

Possession Notices, HMO Additional Licensing & the Courts   - EMPO Messenger September 2015

The confusion is probably not being helped by the fact that it is taking up to 18 months after HMO application for the council to inspect and issue a HMO license.


EHOs urged to act on excess cold after landmark ruling - EMPO Messenger (August 2015)

EHOs urged to act on excess cold after landmark ruling - EMPO Messenger (August 2015)

A tribunal has supported Liverpool City Council’s bid to require a landlord to install affordable heating because his tenants were likely to be on low income. The case has been labelled ‘significant’ by the authority and could lead the way for EHOs across the country to demand that landlords replace inadequate and expensive heating systems if their tenants cannot afford to properly heat their home.


EMPO Messenger (April 15)

EMPO Messenger (April 15)

A round up of all the latest news including new members, information about EXPO 2015 and a summary of legislative changes in the private rental sector...