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
Category: immigration/ right to rent
Picking the right tenants can mean the difference between an incident-free tenancy and problems further down the line. From background checks to meeting face to face, landlord and NLA adviser Sally Blunt considers the steps landlords can take to find tenants who are a safe bet. Take your time Don’t be rushed into getting … Continue reading A landlord’s view: 9 steps to choosing the right tenants
They say a week is a long time in politics so the fortnight since our last lobbying update must seem like an eternity to some. For us however, it often seems there aren't enough hours in the day as the Government continues to implement numerous policies which affect landlords at breakneck speed with, in some … Continue reading Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…
At the Conservative Party conference last month the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made a speech about immigration: “Today, I am announcing that from December, landlords who knowingly rent out property to people who have no right to be here will be committing a criminal offence. They could go to prison” And so we found out … Continue reading Maximum 5 Year Jail Sentence for Landlords Failing Immigration Checks
Citizens UK is urging landlords in the United Kingdom to consider the possibility of letting their properties to refugee families. Conflicts in the Middle-East, particularly the Syrian Civil War, have contributed to a large-scale humanitarian crisis, and anyone who has paid attention to the news over the past year will be well aware of the … Continue reading Can you help home a Family of Refugees?