Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill or Artificial state manipulation of free market rent?10:34 AM, 6th November 2020
About 4 weeks ago 36
Since April 2015, the government has signaled that it will introduce new legislation via the Housing and Planning Bill or an amendment to the 2004 Housing Act, which will extend the range of mandatory licensing.
This regulation currently only applies to 3 story properties with 5 or more people, though this will now include 2 story properties and self contained flats. This would include a vast number of flats.
Therefore the regime change would be significant in terms of the number of properties this would capture. A fee of £1,000 per property (over 5 years) would yield millions ‘to support enforcement and other measures to improve safety and quality in this sector’.
This is expected to be introduced in September 2016.
Does anyone know more about this new legislation and what can be done about it?
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