Tag: HMO

Analysis: the UK’s messy landlord licensing system

The licensing system for landlords in the UK can be a postcode lottery. In some areas many properties don’t need a licence, while in others you might have to pay up to £1,000 per property. What is behind this haphazard system? Evette Sebastian Roberts is a busy person. A practising nurse and midwife, Dominican-born Roberts … Continue reading Analysis: the UK’s messy landlord licensing system

It’s been a busy year…

From our Save Housing campaign against Article 4 directions to our NLA Landlord Live show, it has been another busy year at the National Landlords Association.  Let’s take a look back on this year’s big stories and how they impacted on the wider private-rented sector… 2011 started with our Saving Housing in Portsmouth campaign – … Continue reading It’s been a busy year…

Time these rogues were dispatched once and for all

Channel Four’s long running ‘Dispatches’ programme took an in-depth look at a subject very close to the NLA’s heart this week, the private-rented sector. Entitled ‘Landlords from Hell’ and presented by veteran journalist Jon Snow, the programme sought to expose the sorry state of the private-rented sector and the shocking actions of those operating below … Continue reading Time these rogues were dispatched once and for all

What do you call an optimistic landlord?

Some might say 'delusional' Others would prefer 'visionary' I'll leave you to decide But as incongruous as it may sound, according to the NLA’s Landlord Optimism Index, private residential landlords are more hopeful about their prospects now than at any point since the start of the credit crunch. As always, context is crucial and it … Continue reading What do you call an optimistic landlord?

Nowhere left to go….

We’re told that 2011 will be all about localism. Which is great, local people dealing with local problems in a local way. However, not everything can be considered in isolation without taking into account the wider context. In the same way that very few housing issues can be viewed without reference to wider social factors. … Continue reading Nowhere left to go….