Tag Archives: review

Rent Review: RPI, CPI and RPIJ

Commonly over the past few years longer term agreements or those with rent review clauses have tended to review the rent in line with the Retail Prices Index (RPI). RPI was previously a National Statistic prepared by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and used by Government as a measure of price changes. However earlier […]

Localism bill

As some of you will recall we mentioned some possible changes to the Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation. These TDP changes do not however, appear to have survived the committee stage of the bill. This is not to say that they will not get back in later but it is of some concern that what we […]

Article 8, the Tenant’s Human Rights.

We have been asked a few questions recently about a tenants right to remain in a property when there are rent arrears. We understand that some landlords and agents are concerned that tenants are defeating possession claims pursuant to Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. > > The reason for this concern […]

Rugg Review of the Private Rented Sector

The government-sponsored review of the Private Rented Sector carried out by Julie Rugg and David Rhodes (the “Rugg Review”) has recently been unveiled. A large part of the review is simply a look at the current state of the sector and principally makers clear just how little understanding of the sector there is within local […]