Levelling Up The UK Property Market

Mark ShiptonProperty market news

On 2nd February the government revealed its Levelling Up White Paper, with plenty of changes aimed at how the government intends to improve the private rental sector.

The most controversial subject was the long talked about end to landlords being able to serve Section 21 notices as a means of repossession of their property.

Other topics included ensuring all private rental properties meet the Decent Homes Standard currently in place for social housing. Landlords will also need to be listed as part of a national register and the government will put plans in to place to stamp out troublesome landlords.

Further consultation delays have since seen to be necessary so decisions on the details, and when the final changes are to come into place, have, yet again, been put back.

We are told there will be more news from the government in the near future.