This is something Property Hawk had been campaigning against from the outset!
Thank God for that!
The most absurd & pointless part of New Labour's deluge of legislation attempting to tie landlords in bureaucratic knots was killed yesterday when new Housing Minister announced to Parliament that the new Government had no plans to introduce the Labour Parties regulations on the private rented sector. Immediately he binned the landlord registration scheme, the proposed licensing of letting agents and the need for a written tenancy agreement.
Any landlord who claimed at the time of the election. "What's the difference between the parties; they are all the same." Can't surely still be thinking this.
The new government clearly believes that there comes a point when we do have enough legislation to protect the interest of both the landlord and the tenant & that piling more and more layers of effectively duplicate and pointless control will do neither any favours. The only gainers being the bureaucrats that would be ultimately administer the pointless scheme.
Government bins changes
Grant Shapps rightly pointed to the reams of existing legislation that is there to enforce order in the Private Rental Sector.
"With the vast majority of England's three million private tenants happy with the service they receive, I am satisfied that the current system strikes the right balance between the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords."
"So today I make a promise to good landlords across the country: the Government has no plans to create any burdensome red tape and bureaucracy, so you are able to continue providing a service to your tenants."
"But for the bad landlords, I am putting councils on alert to use the range of powers already at their disposal to make sure tenants are properly protected."
So landlords, we can all sleep and little easier at night knowing that we can get on with our business of letting decent quality accommodation to decent tenants & housing 12% of the countries population at NO COST TO THE TAX PAYER as a right & without the need to get permission first from an over bearing government.
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