Category: campaigns

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

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 Work of Landlords Associations: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

The Work of Landlords Associations: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Landlord associations: what do they do? What support do they offer landlords? Are they the legitimate voice for landlords? And why have campaigns to prevent and roll back tax changes failed? Richard Blanco gets answers from Richard Lambert, CEO of the National Landlords Association, Douglas Haig, Vice Chair of the RLA and Director for Wales, … Continue reading The Work of Landlords Associations: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

NLA in action: electrical safety checks, Section 21 notices and a new regulatory body for landlords

CEO Richard Lambert on how the NLA is influencing the latest regulation and consultations. The issue: Electrical safety requirements for landlords Summary An amendment in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 gave the UK government powers to regulate electrical safety standards in the private rented sector in England. The NLA was recently part of a working … Continue reading NLA in action: electrical safety checks, Section 21 notices and a new regulatory body for landlords

Lies, Statistics, and Local Authorities

Mark Twain attributes the following to Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Politicians across the world have followed this maxim - with particular use of obfuscation and statistical manipulation - as often as possible and arguably making it into an art form. There have been many examples through time … Continue reading Lies, Statistics, and Local Authorities