Category: Changes in law

Discussion: Should tenants have the default right to keep pets?

Labour has today launched a new action plan on animal welfare, which includes a proposal to give tenants the default right to keep pets, unless there is evidence the animal is causing a nuisance. You can read the NLA’s initial response here. Under the 2015 Consumer Rights Act, a landlord should only be refusing permission … Continue reading Discussion: Should tenants have the default right to keep pets?

New Year, New Laws – What will 2018 have in store for landlords?

New Year, New Laws – What will 2018 have in store for landlords?

Looking back at the NLA’s 2017 New Year blog, you would be forgiven to think that time stood still for a whole year. In reality, the snap general election called by Theresa May was the equivalent of smashing a big PAUSE button on the work many Government Departments were undertaking. As such, many of the … Continue reading New Year, New Laws – What will 2018 have in store for landlords?

Current affairs edition December 2017: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

As the year comes to a close, Richard Blanco and his guests discuss the changes in the market over the last few months and look to what’s to come in the New Year. Joining Richard is Sarah Davidson, from This Is Money and the Mail Online, and Chris Norris, Head of Policy at the National … Continue reading Current affairs edition December 2017: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

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

Government to Ban Tenants with Pets?

Following a less than successful election for the returning Prime Minister, the build up to the Queen’s Speech seemed to be focussed on identifying what manifesto policies would actually survive the inevitable cull to improve its chances of being passed. One thing not to be dropped was the Government’s pledge to ban all letting fees … Continue reading Government to Ban Tenants with Pets?