New guidance – mandatory HMO licensing

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have published new guidance to help local authorities implement changes to mandatory HMO licensing. Following legislation introduced last month, from 1 October 2018 any landlord who lets a property to 5 or more people – from 2 or more separate households – must be licensed by […]

New NALS training helps agents stay ahead of the game

The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) has released a new specialist training course for letting agents; the NALS Level 3 Award in Letting and Property Management (England). Earlier this year, Government announced that to further professionalise the private rented sector (PRS), letting and managing agents in England will be required to obtain a nationally recognised […]

NEW online rental guides from Government

As part of government’s plans to ensure everyone has a decent, safe place to live, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published new online rental guides. MHCLG’s ‘How to’ guides include checklists for new and existing tenants, landlords and letting agents to ensure they are complying with their legal responsibilities. The […]

Welsh Government move to ban fees

Welsh Government have announced a Bill banning fees charged in the private rented sector. The private rented sector in Wales now accounts for 15% of all housing and Government have said they intend the Bill will make things simpler and fairer for tenants. The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill will: ensure tenants are no […]