Immigration Act 2014 comes into effect today in West Midlands
As of today, the Immigration Act 2014 'Right to Rent' legislation will come into force in the West Midlands regions of Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.This means anyone seeking to rent a property - landlord or agent - will...
NALS Conference Highlights 2014
The sold out NALS Conference 2014 took place at the Mermaid Theatre in London on the 13th November.The industry came together for a day of discussion, debate, networking, and learning with a wide variety of speakers reflecting the theme of this...
NALS calls on agents to sign up to the London Rental Standard
NALS announces it has gained recognition as an approved accreditation provider for firms seeking to gain the London Rental Standard (LRS) badge and will be encouraging its firms to sign up.
The London Rental Standard (LRS) is a voluntary set of...
New How to Rent checklist
The Government has launched a new “How to Rent” checklist for tenants - an easy to read guide to rights and responsibilities when renting. Find out more by visiting the GOV.UK website.
Mandatory membership of a redress scheme a step closer for all lettings and management agents
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has approved three redress schemes Ombudsman Services: Property, The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPO) and The Property Redress Scheme to provide a free and independent redress service to...
Government Announces New Tenants Charter
New measures will encourage longer fixed-term, family-friendly tenancies and raise standards in the private rented sector, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today (1 October 2013).Tenants will be able to request longer tenancies that...
Government Report on Regulation of Lettings and Management Agents
There is currently no overarching statutory regulation of private sector letting or managing agents in England nor any legal requirement for them to belong to a trade association, although many letting and managing agents submit to voluntary...
England becoming a nation of renters
From the Housing News website:England is fast becoming a nation of renters, according to figures from the latest English Housing Survey.Thanks to an ongoing relative decline in the overall numbers of social housing and an explosion in the numbers of...
Property Ombudsmans Annual Report
NALS supports the call by Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer in his newly released Annual Report to raise awareness among consumers of protection afforded by using an agent who is part of a CMP scheme and who meets defined criteria set down by...