Category: NLAPolicy

Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

At the Tory Party Conference back in October, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the Autumn Budget would “bring forward new incentives for landlords” to offer tenancies longer than 12 months. It seems, however, that the Chancellor was not giving Javid’s conference speech his fullest attention. At last week’s Autumn Budget the Chancellor announced that … Continue reading Budget 2017: Confidence is the Key to Longer Tenancies

Will Landlords have to pay up to £5000 towards energy efficiency improvements next year?

Will Landlords have to pay up to £5000 towards energy efficiency improvements next year?

Landlords should be aware that from 1st April 2018, new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will prohibit landlords from granting new tenancies (or renewing/extending existing tenancies) for properties with an EPC rating of F or G. The Government has now signalled their intention to toughen the regulations even further. As it stands currently, landlords can … Continue reading Will Landlords have to pay up to £5000 towards energy efficiency improvements next year?

Housing Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Banning Letting Fees

Housing Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Banning Letting Fees

Parliament returned from its summer break this week and one of the first things up on the agenda was a debate on the upcoming letting fees ban. The debate was secured by Kevin Hollinrake, Conservative MP for Thirsk & Malton and co-founder of Hunters estate agency, who began proceedings by setting out his reasons for … Continue reading Housing Minister Reaffirms Commitment to Banning Letting Fees

Pop Quiz: Are you regulation ready?

While some private rented sector regulations are being held up (and possibly quietly pushed aside), other changes are due to come into force in the next year that could impact your business. We'll be going over these in more detail over the coming weeks. Now is your chance to test your knowledge with a quick … Continue reading Pop Quiz: Are you regulation ready?

Have Your Say: Landlords’ views needed for energy efficiency regulations.

Have Your Say: Landlords’ views needed for energy efficiency regulations.

New energy efficiency laws are coming into effect over the next few years that will affect private landlords and their ability to let their properties. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is looking for your views to ensure one key aspect, the exemptions register, is designed with landlords’ needs in mind. Click here … Continue reading Have Your Say: Landlords’ views needed for energy efficiency regulations.