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Fair Fees Forum Update

A Working Group of the Fair Fees Forum met on Friday 25 November.Attendees at the Working Group included; Belvoir, Chestertons, Northwood, Spicerhaart, Touchstone, Winkworth, British Property Federation (BPF), Shelter, Residential Landlords...
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NALS message to agents following Government plan to ban fees

Following the news that Government will move to ban letting agent fees, the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) Chief Executive, Isobel Thomson this message for NALS' members:Today's likely announcement in the Autumn Statement of an upfront fees...
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NALS Autumn Statement response We dont believe banning letting agent fees is the answer

Isobel Thomson, CEO, National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS)"Given the rhetoric around excessive letting agent fees, today's announcement is perhaps of little surprise. We don't believe banning fees is the answer. The majority of letting agents fees...
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NALS responds to Renters Rights Bill

Commenting on the amendment to the Renters’ Rights Bill at the Committee stage which appears to recognise the legitimate charging of reasonable fees by letting agents setting up tenancies, Isobel Thomson, CEO, NALS, said:"This amendment...
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COMMUNIQUE NALS FAIR FEES FORUM

Click here to download this information as a PDFNALS created the Fair Fees Forum to bring industry, trading standards and consumer groups together to discuss the creation of a fair fees charter for the private rented sector, and look at...
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It is time for a fair solution on upfront tenant fees says NALS

The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) is launching its Fair Fees Forum, which will bring industry, trading standards and consumer groups together to discuss the creation of a fair fees charter for the private rented sector. The Fair Fees Forum...
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Is the industry sleepwalking into ban on letting agent fees

Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, NALS“Efforts to explain to the media and Government the reasons why upfront letting agent fees are fair are hampered by sensationalist headlines based on often spurious research.“It is fair for...
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Government opens consultation to make client money protection mandatory

The Government has announced an open consultation into making client money protection mandatory for lettings agents.Depending on the responses, mandatory CMP could be added into the Housing and Planning Act 2016.Currently, under the Consumer Rights...
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STUDENT RENTERS SURVIVAL GUIDE

The National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) top tips for first-time rentersWhether you’re off to university, or moving into your first flat-share, the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), a countrywide organisation trying to make renting...
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Shelter Wales launch campaign calling on the Welsh Government to ban letting agent fees in Wales

Shelter Wales have launched a campaign calling on the Welsh Government to ban letting agent fees in Wales.They carried out a mystery shop of 85 agents across Wales and they are publishing a report on the findings and launching an Assembly...
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NALS and NAPIT join forces to launch free electrical safety course for lettings agents

NALS has collaborated with the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) to create new free online electrical safety course for letting agents.Read more here
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New energy efficiency regulations in force from today

From 1 April 2016, new regulations allow private tenants to request their landlord’s consent to carry out certain energy efficiency improvements, such as installing insulation and improved heating controls.The new rules, introduced under the...
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