Tag: licensing

What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

From October, rules set out in the Deregulation Act requiring landlords in England to issue specific documents to tenants come into force for all assured shorthold tenancies, regardless of when they began. If landlords fail to issue these, they won’t be able to serve a section 21 no-fault eviction notice should they need to. From … Continue reading What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

HMO licensing shake-up

HMO licensing shake-up

Will you be hit by the changes to mandatory HMO licensing in England? We take a look at the changes and what they mean for you. In 2006, the government introduced the mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence in England and Wales. From October this year, the government is extending the scope of the … Continue reading HMO licensing shake-up

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, NLA Director of Policy and Practice Chris Norris, provides a timely reminder to landlords of the imminent changes to HMO licensing. The issue: Legislative changes to HMO licensing Summary The government is set to extend the scope of mandatory HMO licensing in England from October, requiring an extra 177,000 properties to be licensed. … Continue reading NLA in action

NLA in action

NLA in action

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

5 common issues with tenancy agreements

5 common issues with tenancy agreements

The tenancy agreement may be called upon in the event of a dispute, so it’s essential that it’s comprehensive and accurate. The NLA Advice Line fills us in on five potential problems to watch out for. Using the wrong type of tenancy agreement The most widespread agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), which is … Continue reading 5 common issues with tenancy agreements