Private Rented Sector

These regulations cover landlord and tenant relationships, including leasehold properties, and rented properties. They include regulations relating to the management of empty homes, and the protection of tenants’ deposits. They also include regulations relating to the management of residential caravan sites. Towards the end of last year, the Government published its Housing Strategy which set out its commitment to supporting a strong and thriving private rented sector. Find out more here.

We want to hear your views on what more we can do to deliver a simpler, less bureaucratic and more effective system, whilst maintaining necessary protection and legal rights for tenants and leaseholders, including security of tenure. You can find the regulations that relate to the Private Rented Sector below to the left. Visit the Housing & Construction theme landing page here.

Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) Regulations 1998

Lists the bodies and educational institutions who are exempt from giving assured or protected tenancies to students to whom they are offering accommodation (as an assured or protected tenancy have a security of tenure that is not suitable for student accomodation).

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Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) (Amendment) Regulations 1999

Amends the Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) Regulations 1998 by adding or removing bodies from the list of bodies and educational institutions who are exempt from giving assured or protected tenancies to students.

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Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) (Amendment) (No 2) (England) Regulations 1999

Amends the Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) Regulations 1998 by adding or removing bodies from the 1998 list

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Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2000

Amends the Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) Regulations 1998 by adding or removing bodies from the 1998 list

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Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2009

Amends the Assured and Protected Tenancies (Lettings to Students) Regulations 1998 by adding or removing bodies from the 1998 list

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Assured Tenancies (Amendment) (England) Order 2010

Extends the scope of assured tenancies and assured shorthold tenancies to all properties with a rent of up to £100,000 annually. An assured tenancy and assured shorthold tenancies allow landlords to charge a full market rent. Assured shorthold tenancies can also be let for short periods.

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Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Rent Information) Order 1988

Specifies the information on rents (including the address of the premises, the rental period) under assured tenancies (private tenancies that began on or after 15 January 1989) and assured agricultural occupancies (tied accomodation for farm workers) to be made publicly available by a Rent Assessment Panel. This order was made under the Housing Act 1988, which states that the Secretary of State shall specify how this information should be made available.

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Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Rent Information) (Amendment) Order 1990, SI 1990/1474

Amends the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Rent Information) Order 1988 to clarify the circumstances when a rent assessment panel is not allowed to make a decision in relation to a assured shorthold tenancey.

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Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Rent Information) (Amendment) Order 1993, SI 1993/657

Makes a minor amendment the information that the rent assessment panel publishes on assured tenancies and agricultural occupancies, as specified in the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Rent Information) Order 1988. The Order alters ‘rates’ to ‘council tax and rates’.

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Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997, SI 1997/194

This regulation amends the forms to be used in connection with assured tenancies and agricultural occupancies, as detailed in the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Rent Information) Order 1988.

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Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002

This regulation prescribes a new form (Form No. 4A) to be used in connection with assured tenancies and agricultural occupancies, as detailed in the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997. This form is to be used by landlords (in England) when proposing a new rent for an assured tenancy or an assured agricultural occupancy.

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Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/260

Makes consequential amendments to the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997. Prescribes, (for use in England), two new forms to replace Form No. 4A, for use by landlords proposing, a new rent for an assured periodic tenancy, or a assured agricultural occupancy.

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Commonhold (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Makes minor amendments to the Commonhold Regulations 2004 as a result of the Companies Act 2006 (which made changes to the organisation of companies, including “commonhold association” companies).

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Commonhold Regulations 2004

Allows land in England and Wales to be registered as a freehold estate in commonhold land. Commonhold differs from freehold, as individuals will own a unit (ie a flat) and be a member of a commonhold association (which owns and manages the common/shared parts i.e. hallways).

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Dwelling Houses (Execution of Possession Orders by Mortgagees) Regulations 2010

Prescribes the form and content of the notice that is served on the tenant when the landlord’s mortgage lender seeks to enforce a possession order. This notice makes the tenant aware that a warrant for possession is being sought, and advises them of their rights.

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Houses in Multiple Occupation (Certain Blocks of Flats) (Modifications to the Housing Act 2004 and Transitional Provisions for section 257 HMOs) (England) Regulations 2007

Prescribes the licensing and management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) within converted blocks of flats, to which the conversion work does not comply to building standards and most of the flats are not owner-occupied. A House in Multiple Occupation is a property which has at least three tenants (who form more than one household) and who share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet.

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Houses in Multiple Occupation (Management) (England) Regulations 2009

Imposes duties on the manager of all Houses in Multiple Occupation (whether licensed or not) to ensure that minimum safety requirements are met. A house is in multiple occupation if it is rented to at least three tenants, who form more than one household and who share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet.

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Housing (Codes of Management Practice) (Student Accommodation) (England) Order 2010, SI 2010/2615

Approves a code of practice for the management of accommodation occupied solely by full-time students in further or higher education.

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Housing (Contributions Towards Expenditure for Area Improvement) Order 1988, SI 1988/1258

Increases to £600 the amount for each dwelling which a local housing authority can take into account when calculating the maximum expenditure for improvement works.

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Housing (Empty Dwelling Management Orders) (Prescribed Exceptions and Requirements) (England) Order 2006

Enables local housing authorities to bring back into use empty private sector dwellings when the owner is unwilling or unable to do so.

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Housing (Interim Management Orders) (Prescribed Circumstances) (England) Order 2006, SI 2006/369

Prescribes the circumstances that need to be satisfied in order for a residential property tribunal to authorise a local housing authority to make a special interim management order. A local housing authority can make a interim management order is in multiple occupation but is unlicensed. A house is in multiple occupation if it is rented to at least three tenants, who form more than one household and who share a kitchen, bathroom or toilet.

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Housing (Management Orders and Empty Dwelling Management Orders) (Supplemental Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006

Makes additional provisions for where a local housing authority is treated as the lessee for premises that are subject to an interim or final management order. It requires the authority to give notice to the leaseholder of the property that a management order or Empty Dwelling Management Order has been made.

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Housing (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 1997, SI 1997/1903

Amends the Housing (Prescribed Forms) (No 2) Regulations 1990, SI 1990/1730 following the coming into force of deferred action notices (Chapter IV of Part I of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996). A deferred action notice is to be served by a local housing authority if they are satisfied that a house is unfit for human habitation.

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Housing (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 1997, SI 1997/872

Amends the Housing (Prescribed Forms) (No 2) Regulations 1990, SI 1990/1730 with regard to the forms relating to houses in multiple occupation relating to recovery of expenses by the local housing authority.

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Housing (Prescribed Forms) (No 2) Regulations 1990, SI 1990/1730

Prescribes forms for use by local housing authorities for the purposes of the Housing Act 1985 (with regard to repair notices, slum clearance, overcrowding and houses in multiple occupation).

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Housing (Replacement of Terminated Tenancies) (Successor Landlords) (England) Order 2009, SI 2009/1262

Applies to an occupant of a residential property who is subject to a possession order (which enables a landlord to evit the tenant) and whose landlord has changed since that order was made. This regulation prevented such a tenant being regarded as a “tolerated trespasser”, and instead from the commencement of this order ensures that a new tenancy will arise.

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Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007

Inserts new provisions into the existing legislation covering procedures where there is a dispute over the return of the deposit to the tenant.

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Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Prescribed Information) Order 2007

Sets out the information that landlords are required to provide to tenants in connection with the protection of the deposit (includes the address of the administrator of the tenancy deposit scheme).

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Housing (Tenancy Deposits) (Specified Interest Rate) Order 2007

Sets out the interest rate for funds held in a Housing Tenancy Deposit scheme.

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Housing Defects (Expenditure Limits) Order 1992, SI 1992/446

Revokes the Housing Defects (Expenditure Limits) (No. 2) Order 1988 and specifies the amount a local housing authority can give as a grant to the owner of a defective dwelling.

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Housing Defects (Reinstatement Grant) (Amendment of Conditions for Assistance) Order 1988, SI 1988/884

Removes the requirement for the housing authority to decide solely on the basis of cost whether to offer a grant for repair of a designated defective home or to repurchase it.

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Housing Health and Safety Rating System (England) Regulations 2005

Housing Health and Safety Rating System is an evidence based system used to assess housing conditions, and replaces the previous ‘housing fitness standard’.

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Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (Notices) Regulations 1995

These regulations provide the forms for notices to be served under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995. Includes notices to a former tenant over unpaid charges.

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Landlord and Tenant (Notice of Rent) (England) Regulations 2004

Prescribes the form and content of the notice (demanding ground rent) which landlords must serve on leaseholders before ground rent becomes payable.

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Landlord and Tenant (Notices) Regulations 1957, SI 1957/1157

Prescribe the forms of notices to be used for the purposes of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1954. These forms mostly relate to security of tenure.

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Landlord and Tenant (Notices) Regulations 1967, SI 1967/1831

Amends the Landlord and Tenant (Notices) Regulations 1957, SI 1957/1157, to prescribe revised forms of notice for terminating a long tenancy at a low rent of residential and business premises.

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (Appropriate Multiplier) Order 1990

Prescribes the formula for determining statutory compensation payable by landlords to business tenants in certain circumstances where the lease is not renewed.

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part 2 (Notices) Regulations 2004

Prescribed notices for the statutory renewal and termination of Business Tenancies.

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, Part II (Assured Tenancies) (Notices) Regulations 1986, SI 1986/2181

Prescribe the forms of notice to be used for the purposes of Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 in the case of assured tenancies

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Leasehold Houses (Notice of Insurance Cover) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, SI 2005/177

Corrects a minor error in Schedule 10 Leasehold Houses (Notice of Insurance Cover) (England) Regulations 2004, which had given a misleading impression that paragraph 10 of the Schedule did not need to be included in a notice of insurance cover.

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Leasehold Houses (Notice of Insurance Cover) (England) Regulations 2004

Prescribes the further information that is to be included in a notice when a leaseholder of a house wants to insure the building themselves (rather than use the insurer nominated or approved by the landlord)

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Leasehold Reform (Collective Enfranchisement and Lease Renewal) Regulations 1993

Prescribes the procedures to be followed in exercising the right to collective enfranchisement (buying the freehold of a leasehold house) or a claim to exercise the right to lease renewal. Collective enfranchisement allows flat leaseholders to join together to force their landlord to sell the freehold or their block of flats to them.

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Leasehold Reform (Collective Enfranchisement and Lease Renewal) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/1990

Consequential amendments to the Leasehold Reform (Collective Enfranchisement and Lease Renewal) Regulations 1993. These regulations abolish the residence test (for tenants claiming collective enfranchisement) and reduce the residence requirement for where tenants applying for lease renewal. Collective enfranchisement allows flat leaseholders to join together to force their landlord to sell the freehold to their block of flats to them.

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Leasehold Reform (Collective Enfranchisement) (Counter-notices) (England) Regulations 2002

Prescribes the need for additional information to be included in the landlord’s counter-notice for flats. When a landlord recieves a notice for a claim for collective enfranchisement, they must respond with a counter-notice.

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Leasehold Reform (Enfranchisement and Extension) Regulations 1967

Sets the procedure to be followed when serving a prescribed notice to enfranchise or extend the lease of a house (deposit; proof of title; rights etc)

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Leasehold Reform (Enfranchisement and Extension) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003,

This regulation clarifies the changes to the Leasehold Reform (Enfranchisement and Extension) Regulations 1967 (from the abolition of the residence test by the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002). The remaining execeptions to the residence test are: where it is a business tenancy, or where it is a flat (within a house) which is let to a tenant who qualifies for collective enfranchisement.

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Leasehold Reform (Notices) Regulations 1997

Set out the forms to be used by tenant and landlord when claiming freehold or lease extension for houses.

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Leasehold Reform (Notices) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002

Amends the Leasehold Reform (Notices) Regulations 1997 and provides new forms of notices to be used by tenants applying for collective enfranchisement and extension of long leaseholds under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. Collective enfranchisement allows flat leaseholders to join together to force their landlord to sell the freehold or their block of flats to them.

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Leasehold Reform (Notices) (Amendment) (No 2) (England) Regulations 2002, SI 2002/3209

Amends the Leasehold Reform (Notices) Regulations 1997 and provides new forms of notices to be used by tenants applying for collective enfranchisement and extension of long leaseholds under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. Collective enfranchisement allows allows flat leaseholders to join together to force their landlord to sell the freehold or their block of flats to them.

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Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007

See Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006. Applies the regulations to section 257 Houses in Multiple Occupation (converted blocks of flats).

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Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Other Houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006

Sets out regulations governing the administrative aspects of both Houses in Multiple Occupation and selective licensing.

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Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006

Applies mandatory licensing to certain high-risk Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), namely those on three or more storeys with five or more occupants in two or more households.

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Long Residential Tenancies (Principal Forms) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002, SI 2002/2227

Amends two forms prescribed the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, regarding security of tenure on the termination of long residential tenancies.

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Long Residential Tenancies (Principal Forms) Regulations 1997

Prescribes notices to be used be used by landlords, tenants, and Rent Assessment Committee’s for the purposes of the procedures and rights available at the end of a long lease.

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Long Residential Tenancies (Supplemental Forms) Regulations 1997

Prescribe the notices that can be used by a landlord to end a long residential tenancies.

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Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006

Imposes duties on the manager of all Houses in Multiple Occupation (whether licensed or not) to ensure that minimum safety requirements are met.

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Protected Shorthold Tenancies (Notice to Tenant) Regulations 1987, SI 1987/267

Revokes the Protected Shorthold Tenancies (Notice to Tenant) Regulations 1981

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Protected Shorthold Tenancies (Rent Registration) Order 1987, SI 1987/265

Removes the requirement that for a tenancy to be a protected shorthold tenancy (which gives greater security of tenure), it either must be registered under the Rent Act 1977 at the time the tenancy is granted, or a certificate of fair rent must have been obtained and a application for registration must be made within 28 days of the tenancy being granted.

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Protection from Eviction (Excluded Licences) (Royal British Legion Industries Ltd) Order 2003

Exempts the Royal British Legion Limited from having to go to Court to evict a tenant.

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Protection from Eviction (Excluded Licences) (The Shaftesbury Society) Order 1999

Exempts the Shaftesbury Society from having to go to Court to evict a tenant.

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Protection from Eviction (Excluded Licences) Order 1991

Exempts the London Hostels Association Limited from having to go to Court to evict a tenant.

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References to Rating (Housing) (Amendment) Regulations 1990, SI 1990/701

Correct an error in the References to Rating (Housing) Regulations 1990

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Rent (Relief from Phasing) Order 1987

With some exceptions, removes the requirement to phase in rent increases over time, for regulated tenancies.

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Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) Regulations 1980

Prescribes the forms to be used for the purposes of various provisions under Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 and Rent Act 1977, with regard to notices of increase of rent and application for registration of rent.

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Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) (Amendment) Regulations 1984, SI 1984/1391

Amends the Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc.) Regulations 1980. These regulations increase the fee for a copy of an entry in a rent register (under the Rent Act 1977), and replace Forms Nos. 5 to 10 and Forms Nos. 12 and 13 (including: forms for applications for fair rents, certificates of fair rent, cancellation of fair rents, notices to be given by rent officers)

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Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) (Amendment) Regulations 1987, SI 1987/266

Amends Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) Regulations 1980. Replaces the forms to be used for giving notice of increase of rent under a regulated tenancy where the rent is registered.

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Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) (Amendment) Regulations 1988, SI 1988/2195

Amends form No. 15 (application for cancellation of a rent registered by a rent tribunal where the dwelling is not subject to a restricted contract) in the Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) Regulations 1980.

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Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) (Amendment) Regulations 1993, SI 1993/655

Consequential amendments to the Rent Act 1977 (Forms etc) Regulations 1980, because of the introduction of the council tax. Prescribe the form to be used for application for an interim increase of rent on account of council tax.

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Rent Assessment Committee (England and Wales) (Leasehold Valuation Tribunal) (Amendment) Regulations 1997

Sets out procedures for Leasehold Valuation Tribunals in England and Wales.

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1980, SI 1980/1699

Makes minor amendments to the Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) Regulations 1971; redefines the term ‘committee’ (in respect of a Rent Assessment Committee); amends the procedure in applications for fair rent (including the notice the Committee has to give to an applicant)

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1981, SI 1981/1783

Amends the procedure to be followed by rent assessment committees – by reducing the the period within which either representations in writing or a request to make oral representations may be made to the rent assessment committee; notice which must be given of the date, time and place of a hearing of the committee where one is requested;

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1988, SI 1988/2200

Amends Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Rent Tribunal) Regulations 1980, to take account of the functions of rent assessment committees under the Housing Act 1988 in relation to assured tenancies and assured agricultural occupancies.

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1990, SI 1990/427

Amends Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Rent Tribunal) Regulations 1980 to take account of the functions of rent assessment committees under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 in relation to long residential tenancies.

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1993, SI 1993/653

Amends Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Rent Tribunal) Regulations 1980 to take account of the functions of rent assessment committees under the Housing Act 1988 in relation to increases in sums payable under assured tenancies and assured agricultural occupancies in respect of council tax.

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1997, SI 1997/3007

Amends Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Rent Tribunal) Regulations 1980 to take account of the functions of rent assessment committees in relation to long residential tenancies.

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) Regulations 1971

Sets out procedures to be followed by Rent Assessment Committees in registering a rent and in obtaining a certificate of fair rent.

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Rent Tribunal) Regulations 1980

Transfers functions originally carried out by Rent Tribunals to Rent Assessment Committees in England and Wales.

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Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Rent Tribunal) (Amendment) Regulations 1981, SI 1981/1493

amends Rent Assessment Committees (England and Wales) (Rent Tribunal) Regulations 1980 to reduce reduce both: the minimum time within which representations may be made to the tribunal; and the minimum period of notice the tribunal must give of the time and place of a hearing.

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Rent Book (Forms of Notice) Regulations 1982

Sets out the notices to be included in Rent Books issued by landlords of regulated tenancies

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Rent Book (Forms of Notice) (Amendment) Regulations 1988, SI 1988/2198

Amends Rent Book (Forms of Notice) Regulations 1982, by adding a form of notice (relating to premises let on or subject to an assured tenancy or an assured agricultural occupancy) which is to be inserted in rent books or other similar documents.

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Rent Book (Forms of Notice) (Amendment) Regulations 1990, SI 1990/1067

Amend the forms of notice (prescribed by the Rent Act (Forms of Notice) Regulations 1982) which must be inserted in rent books or other similar documents. Amends forms (update references to relevant booklets and relate to the abolition of rating of domestic properties) to relating to restricted contracts and regulated tenancies, and assured tenancies and agricultural occupancies.

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Rent Book (Forms of Notice) (Amendment) Regulations 1993, SI 1993/656

Amends Rent Book (Forms of Notice) Regulations 1982. amendments are consequential on the introduction of council tax and are to the forms relating to restricted contracts, regulated tenancies and tenancies under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976, and assured tenancies or assured agricultural occupancies.

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Rent Regulation (Cancellation of Registration of Rent) Regulations 1980

Sets out the process to be used when the landlord and tenant jointly seek to cancel the registration of the rent associated with a regulated tenancy

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Rent Regulation and Furnished Lettings (Transitional Provisions) Order 1974

Sets out transitional arrangements for the switch to new local authority areas of Rent Assessment Committees.

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Rent Repayment Orders (Supplementary Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007

Gives power to local housing authorities to apply to a residential property tribunal for a rent repayment order to be made in respect of a house in multiple occupation or a privately rented property that is not licensed under a HMO, or selective licensing scheme.

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Rentcharges Regulations 1978

Prescribes the form and content of the application forms to be used by rentcharge payers (payment by a freeholder of land) when seeking to redeem or apportion a rentcharge / ground rent from the Secretary of State.

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Residential Property Tribunal (Fees) (England) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/830

Sets out fees to be paid for appeals and applications to the residential property tribunal in England.

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Residential Property Tribunal Procedure (England) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/831

Sets out procedures to be followed for applications and appeals made to the residential property tribunal in England.

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Service Charge Contributions (Authorised Investments) Order 1988

Specifies financial institutions where service charges must be deposited in accordance with s.42 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

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Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2004, SI 2004/2939

Amends the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003, and defines a long term agreement as, one between landlord and tenant and lasting for more than a term of 12 months

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Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003

Sets the amount that tenants can be required to contribute towards works, (through service charges). Also prescribes the consultation procedures to be followed by landlords when proposing major works.

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Service Charges (Summary of Rights and Obligations, and Transitional Provision) (England) Regulations 2007

Prescribes the content of the summary of tenants’ rights and obligations relating to service charges, which must accompany any demand for such charges made by a landlord.

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Statutory Form of Conditions of Sale 1925

Protects parties involved in a contract for the sale of land by correspondence, through introducing a default date for completion.

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Tenants’ Rights of First Refusal (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Extends period for tenants to respond to a prospective purchaser’s notice (notices served by prospective purchasers to ensure that rights of first refusal do not arise).

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Administration Charges (Summary of Rights and Obligations) (England) Regulations 2007. SI 2007/1258

Prescribes the content of the summary of tenants’ rights and obligations relating to Administration charges, which must accompany any demand for such charges made by a landlord

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The Right to Manage (Prescribed Particulars and Forms) (England) Regulations 2010, SI 2010/825

Prescribes the notices to be used by leaseholders when exercising the Right to Manage, and the landlord’s response. The right to manage gives long leaseholders the right to join together to take over the management of the premises containing their flats, irrespective of any fault on the part of their landlord.

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The RTM Companies (Model Articles) (England) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/2767

Prescribes the form and content of the articles of association of Right To Manage companies (following changes to Company Law). A Right to Manage company assumes the role of the Landlord for management purposes on a day to day basis.

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The RTM Companies (Memorandum and Articles of Association) (England) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/2120

Prescribe the form and content of the articles of association of Right To Manage companies. A Right to Manage company assumes the role of the Landlord for management purposes on a day to day basis.

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The Right to Manage (Prescribed Particulars and Forms) (England) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/1988

Prescribes the notices to be used by leaseholders when exercising the Right to Manage, and the landlord’s counter-notice.

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The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management)(Service Charges)(England) Order 2009, SI 2009/512

An Order approving the Code of Practice of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which sets out best practice and the law relating to management in the leasehold sector. The code of practice can be used in evidence at court or tribunal proceedings.

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The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Private Retirement Housing) (England) Order 2005, SI 2005/3307

Approving the Code of Practice for the Association of Retirement Housing Managers, which sets out best practice and the law relating to management in the leasehold sector. The code of practice can be used in evidence at court or tribunal proceedings.

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The Caravan Sites Act 1968…Definition of Caravan (Amendment) (England) Order 2006 SI 2006/2374

Amends section 13 of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 to increase the maximum defined size of a caravan. The other provisions in the Act are concerned mainly with the harassment and eviction of occupiers of caravan sites.

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The Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Commissions) Order SI 1983/748

Sets the maximum rate of commission (at 10% of the sale price) a owner of a site for mobile homes is entitled to receive on a third party sale of a mobile home.

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Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (England) Order SI 2006/1755

Amends the implied terms (by section 2 of the Mobile Homes Act 1983) in agreements for the stationing of mobile homes on protected sites in England. Adds terms around: quiet enjoyment, the owner’s right of entry to the pitch, the pitch fee, the occupier’s and the owner’s obligations.

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The Mobile Homes Act (Jurisdiction of Residential Property Tribunals) (England) Order 2011 SI 2011/1005

Transferred dispute resolution under the Mobile Homes Act from county courts to residential property tribunals.

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The Mobile Homes (Written Statement) (England) Regulations 2011 SI 2011/1006

Outlines what must be contained in the written statement that a site owner is required to give to a potential occupier, before the occupier enters into an agreement with the site owner to either buy /station a mobile home on a site.

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  • Luke Spanton said on February 15, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I’m commenting on behalf of Bristol City Council Private Housing Service.

    Additional and Selective licensing schemes (Parts 2 and 3)

    Red tape: The two discretionary licensing schemes are useful tools, but the legislation prevents the use of the schemes to target the worst accommodation in the most deprived areas.

    Solution: Discretion to use the available powers through Selective or Additional licensing to take account of local communities without having to satisfy restrictive qualification criteria.

    Specific sections could be changed to enable discretionary licensing schemes to be more effectively used to target the worst condition housing affecting local communities. These include:

    - Discretionary licensing schemes are bureaucratic and time-consuming to establish. Whilst this takes place, landlords may sell off or change the use of properties within a designated area. Concentrations of poor condition accommodation may appear around the edges of the designated area. The procedure defined in sections 56 and 80 to establish discretionary licensing schemes should be reduced to allow LAs to respond quickly to local community concerns.
    - Additional licensing is restricted to HMOs, so will not help resolve problems with other private rented properties in an area. Selective licensing requires low housing demand or significant and persistent antisocial behaviour. Some areas are affected by deprivation and poor housing conditions, but not low demand or ASB. Either additional or selective licensing should be expanded to include all private rented accommodation to allow local communities, through their local authorities, to target all areas of poor housing. This would involve changes to sections 55 or 80.

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