Category: scotland, northern ireland and wales

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice, outlines how the NLA will respond to the government’s consultation on longer tenancies.   The issue: the government consultation on ‘overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector’ Summary On 2 July, the secretary of state for communities, James Brokenshire, published an eight-week … Continue reading NLA in action

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?

‘No-fault’ possession comes to an end in Scotland!

As of 1st December 2017 no landlord in Scotland will be able to create a new Short Assured Tenancy. Instead the new default private tenancy will be the Private Residential Tenancy, no doubt from this point on to be known as the ‘PRT’. The new three letter initialism is but the tip of the Scottish … Continue reading ‘No-fault’ possession comes to an end in Scotland!

Politics be damned … life goes on

The momentous decision on 23rd June has altered British politics not just in the membership of the European Union, but also the existence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. At time of writing three political parties are discussing new leaders, the nationalists in Scotland are trying to work out wither they … Continue reading Politics be damned … life goes on

Does anybody want the landlord vote?

Thursday 5th May – the first electoral test for Cameron and Corbyn following 363 days of the first Conservative majority government since the ‘90s. While the elections taking place are local in nature, recent polling of our members has thrown up some interesting results when compared with one carried out prior to the general election … Continue reading Does anybody want the landlord vote?