'Chaos Theory! What’s Next for the Private Rented Sector?' – Hamilton Fraser’s Property Podcast

In this month’s podcast Eddie and Paul are joined by Head of Redress at the Property Redress Scheme, Sean Hooker, who discusses his recent blog Chaos Theory! Changes, changes, what’s next for the property world? Sean is a qualified Adjudicator (ACIArb), CEDR Accredited Mediator, and has a Professional Award in Ombudsman and Complaints Handling Practice (Queen Margaret University and Ombudsman Association), bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our latest podcast episode.

You might also remember Sean from our previous podcast, ‘View from Westminster’ in 2018!

The political environment is currently in a state of flux, which is of great concern to many landlords and agents within the private rented sector. But although it can be difficult to keep up to date with changing legislation, many landlords and agents are not aware that they can influence the process by having their say in open consultations surrounding changes in the industry!

In the latest episode of Hamilton Fraser’s property podcast, Eddie, Paul and Sean attempt to decode the confusion surrounding legislation in the private rented sector, including delving into upcoming consultations that could impact landlords.

They also discuss the ‘tenant fee ban’, ‘Section 21’ updates, and Sean gives his opinion on housing courts. With political developments emerging from Westminster featuring heavily in this episode, they also consider what ‘right to buy’ would mean for the PRS, ideas surrounding rent controls and whether there could be a ‘housing act overhaul’ on the horizon.

The key take home message is … make sure you are prepared for upcoming regulation and legislative changes, whatever they may be! To help you, we’ve consolidated all our legal and tax advice for landlords.  Visit our legal advice and tax advice pages regularly to make sure you’re up to speed on the latest legislative essentials for landlords.

As always, Eddie and Paul round up the podcast by asking Sean … ‘If you could make one new property law, what would it be?


Missed the previous podcasts in the series? Don’t worry you can catch up with industry news here!

Previous guests include:

  • Kate Faulkner, market analyst, commentator and co-author of ‘The Landlord’s Friend’
  • Tessa Shepperson, residential property lawyer and Managing Director of Landlord Law
  • Tony Gimple, Founding Director of Less Tax 4 Landlords
  • Jeremy Leaf, Principal of Jeremy Leaf & Co Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents
  • Arden Hanley, Property Educator and HMO landlord

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