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...
Second annual York Conference highlights industry challenges and solutions
The second annual NALS York Conference took place at the Royal York Hotel on Wednesday 15th March.Some 60 plus delegates heard from a wide variety of speakers, including the Home Office and Westminster Trading Standards. The theme of the...
NALS inputs to make Rent Smart Wales more equitable for agents
Following consultation with NALS about the Rent Smart Wales fee structure for Letting and Management Agents, we are pleased to announce that revisions have been made to make the scheme more equitable.A new fee structure comes into affect from 25th...
Right to Rent checks in place from today
From 1 February it is law that landlords or agents acting on their behalf will have to carry out quick and simple checks to ensure potential tenants have the right to rent property in the UK. For full guidance visit the Government...
NALS announces coregulation partnership with Liverpool licensing scheme for landlords
NALS is proud to have been chosen as one of three organisation to co-partner with Liverpool council to help raise standards in the city’s private rented sector.This co-partnership agreement also allows NALS licensed firms to offer their...
Get ready for Right to Rent
Agents and landlords are being reminded by the Home Office that there is less than a month to go before ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England. The new law means that from 1 February 2016, landlords or agents acting on their...
Missed opportunity as mandatory Client Money Protection reform withdrawn from Housing Bill
A recent amendment aimed at introducing mandatory inclusion under a Client Money Protection (CMP)Scheme for all lettings and management agents has been withdrawn from the Housing and Planning Bill currently going through Parliament.The Minister...
Lettings agents being encouraged to sign up for West of England Rental Standard
Landlords and lettings agents in Bristol are being encouraged to apply for accreditation under the new West of England Rental Standard.NALS supports this new initiative to raise standards in the region.Find out more...
New legal requirements for agents in Wales
A new law that will affect all landlords and letting agents in Wales comes into force today (Monday 23 November). In order to improve letting and management standards, the Welsh Government has introduced ‘Rent Smart Wales’, a new...
NALS supports Gas Safety Week 2015 all this week
It’s Gas Safety Week 2015: 14th – 20th September! Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe...
NALS renews support for the London Rental Standard
As a new round of promotion for the LRS gets underway, NALS renews its support for this initiative which seeks to raise standards in the capital’s private rented sector.
NALS Conference 2015 Time to book your tickets
The NALS Annual Conference is now in its 5th year and, each year grows in stature and importance, attracting top quality speakers and industry commentators.