English Private Landlord Survey

The latest English Private Landlord Surveyshows the private rented sector continues to grow, and its importance in providing housing cannot be underestimated. The PRS is now the second largest tenure in England, and is home to a fifth of all households. The number of households in the sector rose by 25% between 2010-11 and 2017-18, […]

Government overhaul housing complaints system

Government have announced plans for new housing complaints service for the entire housing market. The Housing Complaints Resolution Service will ensure both homeowners and tenants know where to go when things go wrong. For first time ever, private landlords will be legally required to join a housing redress scheme –  with a fine of up […]

Tough sentence for dodgy letting agents sentenced to 28 months

Three men behind a dodgy letting agency have each been sentenced to 28 months in prison following a major investigation by Islington Council and a five-week trial. The men, who ran companies in Islington and neighbouring boroughs using the trading name Crestons, were convicted of carrying on business for a fraudulent purpose in a trial […]

Tenant Fee Ban applies from 1 June 2019

This week, it was announced that the Tenant Fee Ban will come into effect from 1 June 2019. The announcement was made by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, the government’s housing spokesperson in the House of Lords, who said: “The ban on lettings fees would apply to all tenancies signed after this date.” Responding to the […]

Our work with Trading Standards stops criminals in their tracks

NALS’ mission is to make the Private Rented Sector (PRS) a better, safer place for all. One of the key ways we do this is through our work with Trading Standards teams across the country. You may have seen two recent court cases concerning agents operating in Islington and Southwarkin London. In both cases, we […]