The NLA's Head of Policy Chris Norris on the amendments to local councils' powers to licence landlords and our role in securing the change. When the outgoing Labour government granted local councils ‘general approval’ in 2010 to introduce selective licensing schemes without first having to have them rubber stamped by central government, it was difficult … Continue reading Is this the end of blanket licensing schemes?
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Have you found yourself with a nightmare tenant? Welcomed new tenants into your well maintained property only to find it destroyed by the end of the tenancy? Found yourself in a situation where your tenant just stopped paying the rent soon after moving in? If you have, then ask yourself did you do a thorough … Continue reading TOP TIPS: The importance of tenant checks
Tom Reynolds, NLA Representative for Merseyside, outlines how landlords and tenants can help halt proposals to introduce citywide licensing in Liverpool. Plans published by Liverpool City Council threaten further regulations and cost for landlords in the area. The Council is consulting on its wish to introduce Selective Licensing across the whole city, giving landlords and … Continue reading Stop landlord licensing in Liverpool
As a landlord, there are often times when you will unfortunately need to seek possession of your property. For example, if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the top two reasons for a landlord being forced to go down this route.) If your tenants have signed an … Continue reading A quick guide to residential tenancy possession in England
Article 4 Directions mean that anyone renting a property with 3 or more unrelated people will require planning permission if the property does not have established rights to do so. Many local authorities are using this ‘planning tool’ as a mechanism for creating what they call a more ‘balanced’ community. In reality these local authorities … Continue reading What Cost Balanced Communities? One Landlord’s View on Article 4 Directions