Get Ready For Right To Rent

Agents and landlords are being reminded by the Home Office that there is less than a month to go before ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England. The new law means that from 1 February 2016, landlords or agents acting on their behalf will have to carry out quick and simple checks to ensure potential tenants […]

Lettings Agents Being Encouraged To Sign Up For West Of England Rental Standard

Landlords and lettings agents in Bristol are being encouraged to apply for accreditation under the new West of England Rental Standard. The voluntary scheme sets out a minimum standard that landlords and letting or management agents in the private rented sector should reach. It creates a ‘kite mark’ so that tenants can be assured that […]

Missed Opportunity As Mandatory Client Money Protection Reform Withdrawn From Housing Bill

A recent amendment aimed at introducing mandatory inclusion under a Client Money Protection (CMP)Scheme for all lettings and management agents has been withdrawn from the Housing and Planning Bill currently going through Parliament. The Minister Brandon Lewis said in reference to the amendment in a recently published briefing report issued during the Christmas break: ” […]

NALS Announces Coregulation Partnership With Liverpool Licensing Scheme For Landlords

NALS is proud to have been chosen as one of three organisation to co-partner with Liverpool council to help raise standards in the city’s private rented sector. This co-partnership agreement also allows NALS licensed firms to offer their landlords a 50% discount off the licence fee.