At a meeting with the RLA, Housing Minster, Brandon Lewis MP, confirmed that proposals to make it easier for tenants to sub-let, announced in the first Budget of the year, will take a back seat.
The Minister outlined a timetable for a number of proposals affecting the PRS during the meeting, indicating the promised sub-letting consultation will not now come forward until the next session of Parliament – May 2016 at the earliest.
This provides landlords with some respite from concerns about being unaware of who is living in their property.
RLA Chairman Alan Ward wrote to the DCLG voicing concerns over sub-letting proposals when they were first proposed.
The RLA told the minister that landlords need clarity and that there were simply too many unanswered questions raised by the proposals. You can read the letter here in full.