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Landlords 'playing it safe' on right to rent - 16 December 2017

This article, by RLA Policy Director David Smith was first published on The Times' Red Box site Getting on for half of landlords are now less likely to consider renting to someone without a British passport because of the Government’s Right to Rent policy. That’s according to a recent survey by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) of almost 2,800 landlords. The research found that ... more

Round-up of this week in Westminster - 15 December 2017

At the very end of last week, the government snuck out yet another consultation, this time on licensing and taxation. ‘Tackling the Hidden Economy: Public Sector Licensing’ proposes to link tax compliance with public licences, including HMO and selective licences.  So landlords applying for a licence would have to be registered for tax.  While the RLA expects all landlords to pay ... more

Dates for 2018: Licensing Update - 15 December 2017

2017 has felt like a very busy year for local authorities and licensing. Perhaps it is because this was the year I was appointed the RLA's first Local Government Officer? Or- maybe it is was the almost 30 local consultations I responded to? And while we are yet to finish our advent calendars, local authorities are already working well into next year. So, ... more

Landlords want Right to Rent suspended - 15 December 2017

Right to Rent checks should be suspended by the Government, after new figures showed landlords are so afraid of criminal sanctions they are wary of letting to tenants without a British passport. New research shows more than 40% of landlords are now less likely to consider renting to someone without a British passport due to Right to Rent. As a result ... more

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