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
One in four women, and one in six men, experience domestic abuse in their lives, with a new case reported to police every 30 seconds*. Police are already reporting increases over the football season, and research finds reported incidents of domestic abuse rise by up to 38% when England lose a World Cup game, and … Continue reading Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?
Author and African American civil rights leader Booker T. Washington once said: “Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than the large things…” This is a quote as relevant today as it was when he said it over a century ago. And it’s one that landlords should keep in mind … Continue reading Focus on the little things
The tenancy agreement may be called upon in the event of a dispute, so it’s essential that it’s comprehensive and accurate. The NLA Advice Line fills us in on five potential problems to watch out for. Using the wrong type of tenancy agreement The most widespread agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), which is … Continue reading 5 common issues with tenancy agreements
Policymakers have introduced new legislation to protect tenant deposits across the UK, but some landlords are still getting it wrong, says NLA adviser Alan Jakeway. He explains how to get it right. What should landlords do with their tenants’ deposits? Legislation protecting tenant deposits – which came into force in England and Wales in 2007, … Continue reading Deposits: what landlords get wrong most often