A Freedom of Information Request by the Residential Landlords Association has discovered the shocking time it is taking to get an eviction hearing. One average it is taking 30 weeks to get a hearing for both Section 8 and Section 21 hearings in London. This is an increase of 7 weeks.
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 is set to become law from April 1, 2020.
Rents have risen by an average of 3.5% nationally. Average rents in the UK are now £953 p/m according to an independent study. The Tenant Fees Act is likely to be a major factor for the increase.