Landlords generally believe that many recent regulation changes have gone too far and want to see the government rethink the swathes of changes it has made to and still has planned for the private rented sector, in order to prevent a potential mass exodus of landlords from the market.

But the government’s plans for the introduction of a mandatory requirement on landlords to ensure electrical installations in their property are inspected every five years should be viewed as a positive change, according to Lisa Simon, Head of lettings at Carter Jonas.


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