Tagged: licensing scheme

RLA using Freedom Act to query licensing cost

RLA using Freedom Act to query licensing cost

The Residential Landlords Association is making requests under the Freedom of Information Act to discover exactly how much Liverpool council intends to spend to implement its hugely-controversial landlord licensing scheme. As a possible test-case...




NLA argues against compulsory licensing

NLA argues against compulsory licensing

The National Landlords Association has argued against compulsory licensing of landlords. Arguing that landlords provide a vital lifeline to councils struggling to meet housing demands in their area, the NLA warns against additional bureaucracy....




Councils seeking to introduce licensing schemes despite similar schemes running into legal difficulties

Councils seeking to introduce licensing schemes despite similar schemes running into legal difficulties

Evidence is growing that more councils are seeking to introduce licensing schemes for private sector landlords despite the proponents of similar schemes running into legal difficulties. Oldham MBC last week launched a consultation into...




PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

PRS campaigners release renter’s manifesto

Generation Rent has released a renter’s manifesto – and is now asking for people’s views and additional proposals as well as suggestions for other solutions.




Landlords ‘persecuted’ by local authorities

Landlords ‘persecuted’ by local authorities

Buy to let landlords are being “persecuted” by local authorities. This is according to a new investigation by the Telegraph, which spoke to landlords and trade bodies about what the Residential Landlords Association described...




NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

NLA launches social media campaign against Selective Licensing

A social media campaign against the introduction of Selective Licensing in certain parts of England has been launched by the National Landlords Association. The NLA said more councils were bringing forward Selective Licensing schemes...




2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

Looking back on the newsletter that I wrote this time last year, many of the topics are still being discussed such as regulation of the industry.  Predictions of rents rising and increased demand have...




Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

It is good news that the UK government is going ahead with its Tenants Charter that will better protect renters from the worst excesses of rogue landlords and lettings agents and it is much...




Eric Pickles to better regulate landlords and letting agents

Eric Pickles to better regulate landlords and letting agents

Plans include forcing letting agents to join a redress scheme allowing complaints about poor service or hidden fees to be independently examined. The government is preparing to announce rules to better regulate the private...




Ex-housing minister says tenants’ charter will not end fees ‘scandal’

Ex-housing minister says tenants’ charter will not end fees ‘scandal’

A former Labour housing minister has attacked the tenants’ charter proposed by Eric Pickles. John Healey says that it will not stop the “scandal” of “rip-off fees” charged to tenants, and will continue to...