Tag: letting agents

Cheering on professional letting agents

This year, 3,000 professional lettings agents across the UK unite for safeagent Awareness Week, 17-21 June 2019. Now in its eighth year, the awareness week celebrates the very best, professional agents in the private rented sector, who work to protect the consumer. safeagent’s focus has always been consumer protection, and it was their seven-year campaign […]

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 […]

Notice periods to reduce from 1 June

Government have announced changes to eviction notice periods and the lifting of the ban on bailiff evictions from 1 June. Key points: As part of a phased approach, notice periods – previously extended to six months as an emergency measure during the pandemic – will be set at four months from 1 June. This will […]

Tenant fee ban ‘not before Spring 2019’

Following continued uncertainty over the timings of implementation of the tenant fee ban, NALS has sought confirmation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on when they expect the legislation to come into force. The department confirmed to NALS that implementation of the tenant fee legislation will not be before Spring 2019. […]