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This week in Westminster: Pets, Right to Rent and the positive change to Universal Credit - 16 February 2018

With Parliament taking the half term recess, politicians were free to roam the land this week.  The Labour Party used the opportunity to publish an animal welfare plan, which included proposals to allow pets in rental properties as default.  While many council and housing association leases ban pets it was the private rented sector that appeared in the media dock.  The Labour ... more

RLA nominated for FOUR Property Wire awards - 16 February 2018

The RLA has been nominated for FOUR Property Wire Awards this year. The association, which has over 30,000 members, is up for Best Trade Association, Best Property Research Provider, Best Landlord Insurance Provider, and Best Education Provider. Chief Executive of the RLA, Andrew Goodacre, said: "I am delighted that the RLA has been nominated in ... more

360 Degree Photo Inventories are a real game changer for the industry and more affordable that you might think - 15 February 2018

Using an App to create a property inventory, interim or check-out report is not a new concept. Richard Abbots, founder of RLA Inventory Plus, explains that creating the initial report actually plays a small part in the reporting process.  Printing, capturing tenant feedback, signatures and filing can be equally as time consuming – something overlooked by traditional Apps. The challenge The motivation ... more

Selective Licensing to come to Nottingham this summer - 15 February 2018

The Government has approved plans to introduce Selective Licensing in some areas of Nottingham this summer. From August, landlords in two thirds of Nottingham will have to pay for a license if they want to rent their properties out. The cost of the license is still to be confirmed by Nottingham City Council. Largest scheme outside of London The scheme will cover over ... more

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