NALS supports Manchester Renting Pledge
NALS is pleased to support Manchester City Council in a new initiative to raise standards in the Private Rented Sector.MCC have taken a sensible approach by creating the Manchester Renting Pledge that tenants, landlords, and agents can voluntarily...
NALS supports the London Rental Standard as it continues to gain traction in the capital
More than 115,000 rented homes across the city are now badged under the Mayor's London Rental Standard, the capital's first city-wide badge of accreditation to improve the experience of landlords and tenants.Less than a year since its launch last...
Research to help the CMA get involved
The Competition and Markets Authority are currently reaching out to the lettings community to ask for their input with some research on issues affecting low income consumers.Please see:Redress for people on low incomes ... linkPrivate rented housing...
City of York plays host to first ever NALS Northern Conference
Lettings agents from all over the north gathered in York this week for the first Northern Conference of the National Approved Letting Scheme.Over 70 delegates gathered to share best practice, discuss the big issues affecting the Private Rented...
New independent report gives a 360 degree overview of the Private Rented Sector
An independent report on the private rented sector (PRS) was released yesterday by Kate Faulkner of Designs On Property, which looks at the PRS from all perspectives.Supported by leading members of the industry including NALS, the analysis looks at...
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...