Tag: HMO

What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

From October, rules set out in the Deregulation Act requiring landlords in England to issue specific documents to tenants come into force for all assured shorthold tenancies, regardless of when they began. If landlords fail to issue these, they won’t be able to serve a section 21 no-fault eviction notice should they need to. From … Continue reading What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

HMO licensing shake-up

HMO licensing shake-up

Will you be hit by the changes to mandatory HMO licensing in England? We take a look at the changes and what they mean for you. In 2006, the government introduced the mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence in England and Wales. From October this year, the government is extending the scope of the … Continue reading HMO licensing shake-up

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, NLA Director of Policy and Practice Chris Norris, provides a timely reminder to landlords of the imminent changes to HMO licensing. The issue: Legislative changes to HMO licensing Summary The government is set to extend the scope of mandatory HMO licensing in England from October, requiring an extra 177,000 properties to be licensed. … Continue reading NLA in action

Analysis: the UK’s messy landlord licensing system

The licensing system for landlords in the UK can be a postcode lottery. In some areas many properties don’t need a licence, while in others you might have to pay up to £1,000 per property. What is behind this haphazard system? Evette Sebastian Roberts is a busy person. A practising nurse and midwife, Dominican-born Roberts … Continue reading Analysis: the UK’s messy landlord licensing system

It’s been a busy year…

From our Save Housing campaign against Article 4 directions to our NLA Landlord Live show, it has been another busy year at the National Landlords Association.  Let’s take a look back on this year’s big stories and how they impacted on the wider private-rented sector… 2011 started with our Saving Housing in Portsmouth campaign – … Continue reading It’s been a busy year…