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NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, Chris Norris, NLA Director of Policy and Practice, tells us how the NLA has been influencing the debate around three key issues for landlords: right to rent; the Tenant Fees Bill; and selective licensing.   The issue: right to rent Summary The issue of the government’s regulations on right to rent, requiring landlords … 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

The Housing and Planning Bill – could it contain a ‘win’ for landlords with abandonment issues?

Another day, another piece of legislation landlords need to be aware of.  After a brief consultation over the summer (see here) the Government has published the Housing and Planning Bill, which is currently before Parliament.  It contains a lot of landlord specific regulations. Although for the most part it focuses on sanctions for criminals and … Continue reading The Housing and Planning Bill – could it contain a ‘win’ for landlords with abandonment issues?

Reflections on Party Conference 2012

The last time I was in Manchester for Labour party conference was 2007. Back in those heady days, the delegates were treated to Blair’s last conference speech, strict airport style security, noise of a Brown takeover, and a plethora of sharply dressed lobbyists hosting champagne receptions. Fast forward to 2012; Labour are not in Government, … Continue reading Reflections on Party Conference 2012

More than just a trip to the seaside

Even for the most politically disinterested amongst us it is difficult to avoid the machinations of the three main parties at this time of year as they all head of for their annual field trip away from Westminster. In years gone by this annual trip to the seaside led to many a comical picture of … Continue reading More than just a trip to the seaside