Author Archives: National Landlords Association

About National Landlords Association

The National Landlords Association (NLA) exists to protect and promote the interests of private residential landlords. Working with over 78,000 individual landlords from around the United Kingdom and local authority associates, it provides a comprehensive range of benefits and services to its members and strives to raise standards in rented accommodation. The NLA seeks to safeguard landlords’ legitimate interests by making their collective voice heard by local and central government and the media. The NLA seeks a fair legislative and regulatory environment for the private-rented sector while aiming to ensure that landlords are aware of their statutory rights and responsibilities towards their tenants.

Changes to the Section 21 notice come in to force Monday 1st October

On Monday 1 October, changes to the Section 21 notice come into force that will affect letting agents and landlords in England. This will require all Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs), regardless of their start date, to comply with guidelines as … Continue reading

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Home Office launches campaign to help letting agents avoid letting properties to criminal ‘County Lines’ gangs

The Home Office launches campaign to help letting agents avoid letting their property to criminal ‘County Lines’ gangs Urban drug dealing gangs are moving into rural towns and coastal communities, where they rent properties and establish a base. The National … Continue reading

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Will landlords and tenants suffer while politicians fight over Scottish independence?

The private rented sector is the easy whipping boy for many politicians. Its growth has caused problems for some, many would like to ban it from existing all together. Some believe it is too large and even that landlords should … Continue reading

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Are deposit disputes a thing of the past?

Sadly, the answer is no and many agents will profess to losing a deposit dispute with a tenant before because they didn’t have enough evidence to prove their case. They will also remember how their landlord client reacted… Despite deposit protection being … Continue reading

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UKALA Needs You!

  Rip-Off! Parasites! Outlaws! Scammers! Con-artists! Cheats! Swindle! Fraudster! These are just a few of the more polite descriptions of letting agents posted recently in a forum discussion about letting agents in London. The public standing of letting agents in the UK … Continue reading

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Henny-Penny meets Brexit-Lexit

So the people have spoken, and the UK is to leave the EU. The enormity of this statement is such that is it difficult – if not impossible – to adequately quantify at this stage, but that doesn’t stop the … Continue reading

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Mandatory Client Money Protection Insurance May soon be a Reality

As a direct result of pressure from the industry, the Government has amended the Housing and Planning Bill to enable ministers to legislate for client money protection insurance (CMPI) to become a legal requirement for letting agents in England in … Continue reading

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