Claims of discrimination against housing benefit tenants – NALS responds

Responding to Shelter and the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) ‘End DSS discrimination’ campaign, Isobel Thomson, NALS CEO, said: “The majority of lettings and management agents are professionals who are skilled at managing housing benefit and universal credit tenancies, dealing with applicants on a case by case basis. Many agents help prospective and existing tenants obtain […]

Mandatory HMO licensing changes – are you ready?

The legal requirements surrounding mandatory HMO licensing are changing on 1 October 2018.  An estimated 160,000 extra properties will need licensing across England, with new rules on minimum bedroom sizes and a new licence condition for waste disposal. Any landlord who hasn’t applied for a new licence by 1 October 2018 will be in breach […]