Letting agency fee ban: compensate for loss with custodial deposit protection scheme, industry leaders urge

Letting agents can compensate for potential losses resulting from a future ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants by switching to custodial tenancy deposit protection from insured protection, industry leaders have today urged. Since deposit protection became mandatory, landlords have been able to choose between insured schemes, which involve a fee, and custodial schemes […]

NALS gets behind Gas Safety Week

18 – 24 September is Gas Safety Week and the NALS community is supporting the initiative once again. Gas Safety Week is about encouraging people to take care of their gas appliances. Thousands of people every year are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning and over 43 per cent of people in the UK fail to […]

NALS responds to Westminster Hall fee ban debate

Today at Westminster Hall, MPs debated a proposed ban on letting agent fees charged to tenants.  The debate was called by Kevin Hollinrake MP and was responded to by Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Alok Sharma MP. Commenting on the Westminster Hall debate on banning letting agent fees NALS CEO, Isobel Thomson said: […]

NALS supports London Trading Standards crackdown on rogue letting agents

As part of London Trading Standards Week, representatives from 15 departments will visit Letting and Property Management agents today in a bid to identify rogue agents and improve the rental experience for consumers. Letting agents must display their fees and other relevant information online and in their branches so prospective tenants and landlords know exactly […]