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
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
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
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?
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?