Homes - Moving and Renting


 Moving to  a new house - this guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes in which they wish to live: 


Government non-statutory guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities in the private and social rented sectors can be found at: 


Renters across England and Wales will receive greater protection after the Government extended the suspension of new evictions by a further 2 months until 23rd August.

Ban on evictions

The ban on evictions extended for another 4 weeks and new 6 month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021.

Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Government has updated the guidance for tenants, landlords, letting agents and local authority enforcement officers explaining how the Tenant Fees Act 2019 affects them. On 1 June 2020, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 became retrospective.  


Commercial tenancies

Government has published a code of practice for commercial properties.




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