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NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice, outlines how the NLA will respond to the government’s consultation on longer tenancies.   The issue: the government consultation on ‘overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector’ Summary On 2 July, the secretary of state for communities, James Brokenshire, published an eight-week … Continue reading NLA in action

NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

Director of policy and practice Chris Norris on how the NLA is influencing the latest regulation and consultations this month. The issue Renewing gas safety checks Summary All landlords must carry out annual gas safety checks; however, it was becoming increasingly difficult to get the tenant’s permission to access the property on the renewal date. … Continue reading NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

Landlord tax changes: Are you about to be pushed up a tax bracket?

The most significant change to the way that landlords with borrowings are being taxed is introduced today. Here’s what you need to know. Who is affected? The changes will affect all landlords with finance costs associated with letting their properties, although in this blog we refer primarily to mortgage interest costs, because buy-to-let borrowing is … Continue reading Landlord tax changes: Are you about to be pushed up a tax bracket?

Is the Edinburgh Fringe under threat?

  Since 1947, Edinburgh has welcomed performers and tourists to the city as part of its summer Fringe Festival. Many make the annual pilgrimage to Auld Reekie to see the very best (and bizarre) in comedy, music and theatre - from established names to aspiring newcomers. It’s estimated that around 2,500 artists take part at … Continue reading Is the Edinburgh Fringe under threat?

The National Landlords Association is on the lookout for two new Board members – could you be the one we’re looking for?

Carolyn Uphill, Chairman of the National Landlords Association (NLA). The NLA represents private landlords across the United Kingdom, providing advice, guidance, professional development, and working to affect positive change for both its members and everyone involved in the private rented sector (PRS).  We are the largest representative body for private landlords, and currently work with … Continue reading The National Landlords Association is on the lookout for two new Board members – could you be the one we’re looking for?