Agents warned by NALS as new civil penalty regime comes into force

New legislation which came into force on Thursday 6 April gives local authorities in England tough new powers to crack down on rogue landlords and agents. For the first time, local housing authorities will be able to impose a civil penalty of up to £30,000 for a range of housing offences, including: Failure to comply […]

London’s criminal landlords and agents database – NALS responds

The Mayor of London has announced criminal landlords and letting agents who exploit their tenants will be ‘named and shamed’ on a new online database. Isobel Thomson, NALS CEO, responds to the plans: NALS fully supports any measures that improve the private rented sector. The criminal landlords and agents database will place a spotlight on […]

NALS responds to consultation into banning letting agent fees

Today Government launched its long awaited consultation into banning letting agent fees. It proposes to introduce legislation which will mean that “no agent will be able to charge tenants any fees, premiums or charges that meet the general definition of facilitating the granting, renewal or continuance of a tenancy.” Commenting on the launch of the consultation, […]