Government announces crackdown on rogue landlords

Rogue landlords who rent out substandard properties face being forced out of the sector as new banning orders are brought in and a national database of offenders goes live today (6 April 2018). Landlords convicted of a range of housing, immigration and other criminal offences such as leasing overcrowded properties, fire and gas safety offences […]

HCLG Committee report on the PRS – NALS responds

In a report on the private rented sector out today, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee says local authorities need greater powers to break the business models of criminal landlords who exploit vulnerable tenants. The report recommends: Greater legal protections  for tenants from retaliatory eviction, rent increases and harassment. For example, the Deregulation Act […]

NALS responds to new measures to protect consumers in the PRS

The Government has today issued its consultation response into protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market. It has also published its response to the consultation on the introduction of mandatory Client Money Protection schemes for letting agents. The responses include a number of new measures designed to protect consumers in the private rented […]

Property Redress Scheme offers NALS members discounted membership

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) is offering discounted membership to NALS firms. After Ombudsman Services: Property announced its decision to pull out of providing redress to the property industry, the PRS stepped in to help NALS firms continue to meet their legal requirements by belonging to a government-approved consumer redress scheme. Effective from today, NALS […]