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 is selective licensing?
For some people, (teachers and dare I say Tube staff) the summer months are a time of winding down at work, quiet relaxation and holidays with family and/or friends. For the policy team at the NLA however, the last few months have been very eventful. What are we playing at? No we haven’t been gripped … Continue reading It was better when they forgot all about the PRS
Today’s publication of the interim report from LSE, commissioned by the NLA debunks the myth that rent control is a golden bullet, easy to implement and guaranteed to work in the UK. The launch comes on the day that the four Labour candidates aspiring to be leader (and potentially our next Prime Minster) go head-to-head … Continue reading Is the grass always greener on the other side?
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
It took nine months to produce and it was delivered on the 18th July 2013. The creators were subjected to constant advice and lecturing and the participants opined like old wives carefully regaling their tales. …and there it was, the birth of the Select Committee’s report into the private rented sector. As all Parliamentarians know, … Continue reading Publication of the Select Committee report