Tag: local authorities

Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, CEO Richard Lambert tells us how the NLA has been influencing the debate around four key issues for landlords: the Tenant Fees Bill, enforcement of regulations by local authorities, client money protection insurance, and the consultation on carbon monoxide alarms.   The issue: Tenant Fees Bill Summary The select committee involved in scrutinising … Continue reading NLA in action

Is this the end of blanket licensing schemes?

Is this the end of blanket licensing schemes?

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?