Important information – ‘How to Rent’ guide – Make sure you are issuing the correct version

On 26 June 2018, the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a new series of online rental guides. Within the series, there were two How to Rent tenant guides – ‘How to Rent’ and ‘How to Rent a Safe Home’. The covers to both guides (see below) were almost identical and concerns […]

Mandatory CMP moves closer as Govt publish guidance for schemes

Government have today published guidelines for organisations wishing to apply to become Government approved Client Money Protection (CMP) schemes. Once approved, the chosen schemes will administer CMP for letting agents, to protect the client money they hold. Isobel Thomson, NALS CEO, said: “We welcome Government issuing guidance for prospective Client Money Protection Scheme operators which […]

Mandatory electrical safety checks

The Government has clarified building regulations fire safety guidance, following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt. The Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has also said he will go further by conducting a full-scale review of the guidelines, commencing in the autumn. Alongside this, Government has today announced additional measures to […]