NLA raised £500 for London charity

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has revealed the results of a fundraising project.Some £500 was raised for Thames21 - a waterways charity in the capital.Money was donated from NLA employees rather than them sending Christmas cards to each other and to clients last year. Chairman of the organisation David Salusbury said: "With our offices overlooking [...]

NLA: 2009 was a challenging year for landlords

The National Landlord Association's (NLA) chairman has said that the past year has been challenging for landlords but "the role of the private rented sector has been recognised as increasingly important". Commenting on 2009, chairman of the NLA David Salusbury claimed that landlords have been called upon to provide accommodation as a result of the [...]

Private landlords called on to support communities

A councillor has announced that private landlords and housing association representatives will work alongside police to crack down on anti-social behaviour.Colin Bloom, Bromley councillor and chairman of the Safer Bromley Partnership, hopes to unite landlords with other locals to "crack down without mercy on outrageous behaviour", according to This is Local London. His announcement follows [...]

NLA wants to clamp down on rogue landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is determined to ensure the government focuses on dealing with the problem of unscrupulous landlords, rather than "over-burdening the law-abiding majority".According to the chairman of the organisation David Salusbury, there is a "small minority"of rogue landlords that bring the private rented sector into disrepute.His comments came after the NLA [...]

Arla launches survey for private landlords

Private landlords of residential property are being asked to take part in an Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla) survey.The questionnaire is available to complete at the property organisation's official website.Arla states: "This survey is aimed at residential landlords - by that, we mean anyone who owns one or more properties that they let out."Landlords [...]

Landlord association vice-chairman leaves post

Private landlords across the UK may be interested to hear that the vice-chairman of the National Landlords Association (NLA), John Socha, is leaving his post at the organisation.The NLA annual general meeting on November 20th will mark his final day in his current role.Explaining his decision to stand down, Mr Socha said he has been [...]

Landlord group accuses Lib Dem of ‘prejudice’

National Landlords Association (NLA) regional representative for the north-east Johnny Lighten has described Liberal Democrat councillor for North Jesmond, Ron Armstrong, as prejudiced.Reacting to an article by Mr Armstrong which appeared on the Jesmond Residents' Association website, the private landlord representative said that views expressed about students and higher education must be his own and [...]

MPS ‘to get a closer look at private rented sector’

An increasing number of MPs could soon become tenants of rented property, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA) - and this could give them a good insight into how the private rented sector functions.With MPs' expenses and second home allowances at the centre of much debate at present, rule changes could soon result in [...]

Tories will reinstate direct landlord rent for LHA scheme

The Conservative Party has agreed to a reform of the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) that could see direct payments to landlords return. After a period of lobbying from the National Landlords Association (NLA), the party has agreed to return the option of direct payments to private landlords who have tenants receiving housing benefits. "This latest [...]

NLA concerned about rise in costs for private landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has claimed that it is concerned private landlords' costs will rise in the wake of further regulation on the buy-to-let industry.In a statement following the latest Financial Services Authority (FSA) publication, which proposed a number of changes to the mortgage lending market, NLA chairman David Salusbury said that any decisions [...]