‘No deposit’ schemes

You may have seen reports in the media around ‘No deposit’ schemes, with concerns raised that some agents are promoting these options for commission, with tenants not fully understanding the implications of the product. NALS CEO, Isobel Thomson, offers some advice: “Ultimately, tenants need to be aware of their responsibilities. If they are offered a […]

Government plans to end ‘no fault’ evictions

As part of a complete overhaul of the private rented sector, the government has outlined plans to consult on new legislation to abolish Section 21 evictions – so called ‘no-fault’ evictions. Under the proposals: Landlords will have to provide a concrete, evidenced reason already specified in law for bringing tenancies to an end. This is […]

Guidance – Tenant Fees Act 2019

Government have published guidance for tenants, landlords, letting agents and local authority enforcement officers on the Tenant Fees Act 2019. **Download the Tenant Fees Act 2019 guidance for Letting Agents and Landlords** The ban is being introduced in two stages, depending on when a tenancy was entered into. From 1 June 2019, if you enter […]

Mandatory HMO licensing changes coming into effect from 1 June – are you prepared?

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. Following on from our recent seminars in London we are now holding one in Bristol. To help […]

Rogue landlord enforcement

Government have published Guidance for local authority enforcement officers, providing them with a central reference to help tackle rogue landlords in the Private Rented Sector. Commenting, Isobel Thomson, NALS CEO, said: “This latest move from Government to stamp out rogue landlord behaviour in the PRS is another positive step, but we still have a way […]

safeagent Free webinar: Mindfulness on the go

This webinar is in conjunction with Andy Hobson, meditation and mindfulness teacher and practitioner. Andy is passionate about using mindfulness for reducing stress and bringing calm and clarity to your working day. This webinar is one of a series which aims to give safeagent members information about services that may be of interest; some service […]

Understanding property licensing with London Property Licensing

This webinar is delivered by Richard Tacagni MCIEH CEnvH, a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner with over 25 years experience; not many people possess the same level of knowledge and expertise when it comes to property licensing and the regulation of the private rented sector! REGISTER