The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has expressed concern over controversial plans to allow private tenants to sub-let their tenancies in England, announced by the Chancellor in the Budget last month.The Chairman of the RLA, Alan Ward (left), has written to DCLG Director General, Peter Schofield, seeking greater clarification over the detail of the proposals and has raised various questions as to how this would affect landlords with leases, licensing, and mortgage conditions, and why it is that this proposal has been put forward with no consultation.You can read Alan Ward’s letter in full below.Last month, tenant eviction firm, Landlord Action, also expressed grave concern over Government plans to allow private tenants to sub-let from their tenancies, claiming that it would be “catastrophic” for the rental market.“This appears to have slipped in under the radar which, if it goes ahead, will throw up a magnitude of problems in the buy-to-let industry,” said Paul Shamplina (right), Founder of Landlord Action.“We have never seen so many sub-letting cases going to court because of unscrupulous tenants trying to cream a profit from a property they have rented,” he added.Shamplina believes that “the risk of nightmare sub-tenants” and subsequently “less control over their own property” could potentially lead to a mass exodus of landlords from the private rented sector. Alan Ward letter in full:Peter SchofieldDirector General (Neighbourhoods)Department for Communities and Local Government2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DFDear Mr SchofieldYou will be aware that the Budget Red Book contained a number of proposals to make it easier for tenants in private rented accommodation to sub-let the homes they rent.As the voice for private sector landlords, we were concerned that this policy seems to have been formed without any consultation with key partner organisations.In light of this, and given the difficulties that the policy is likely to pose for landlords, I should be grateful for responses on the following points: Can you confirm that the provisions on sub-letting will only be taken forward if the next Government decides to do so and that these proposals are not set in stone?Why was there no consultation with the industry prior to these proposals being announced? Would the proposal apply to Wales?Will tenancy agreements have to allow sub-letting or would it be a case of sub-letting being allowed only with the landlord’s permission? I refer to para 2.235 and would like to know what would be deemed reasonable?Would tenants who sublet be considered to be the landlord for the purposes of tenancy deposits, serving relevant paperwork (gas safety certificate, EPC, S21) and immigration checks?Would subletting tenants be responsible for Housing Health and Safety Rating System, and maintenance of the property in the portion of the property they sublet?How would such legislation interact with local licensing – would a tenant who sublets also require a licence? Who will be responsible for breaches? Would a reasonable cause to refuse a sub-let come under selective licensing? Who will be held responsible for general landlord breaches by the sub-letting tenant?What happens when the tenant who sublets absconds, leaving behind the sub-tenant? Could the landlord regain possession of the house, even if they don’t have a contract with the sub-tenant themselves? What rights to occupy would the sub-tenant have?Will this also apply where a tenant moves in a partner, rather than renting out a room? Can leases still forbid this or require landlord permission/change of tenancy? What happens if the original tenant leaves and the partner stays?Would a landlord renting out a property that is subsequently sub-let then find that the property is classified as a House of Multiple Occupation? What happens about so-called rent-to-renters? How would a landlord regain possession of their property if they don’t have a tenancy agreement or even know the names of the sub-tenant?What is meant by “short term” let?Who takes responsibility for any anti-social behaviour carried out by a sub-tenant?Would tenants who sub-let be subject to provisions within the Deregulation Bill on retaliatory evictions? Will the Government be consulting on the proposals? If so, what is the likely timeframe?What is the difference between the sub-tenant and a lodger?In light of our concerns, I should be grateful for an opportunity to meet with you or your colleagues to discuss these proposals as a matter of urgency and would be grateful if your office could email [email protected] to arrange a discussion.I look forward to hearing from you.Yours sincerely,Alan WardChairmanHOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:This important issue could be an election loser or winner –Have your say You may disagree, so follow the link to our forum discussion and make yourself heard.leases licensing Landlord Action mortgage conditions landlords RLA sub-letting sub-tenants April 14, 2015The NegotiatorRelated articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Landlords’ body voice concerns over sub-letting previous nextRegulation & LawLandlords’ body voice concerns over sub-lettingThe Residential Landlords’ Association wants greater clarity about potential changes to rules regarding sub-letting in the private rented sector.PROPERTYdrum14th April 20150607 ViewsHOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:This important issue could be an election loser or winner –Have your say You may disagree, so follow the link to our forum discussion and make yourself heard.
March 2, 2021
On the second night of their two-night run, Umphrey’s McGee and Widespread Panic treated fans to the collaboration they had been hoping for. Though the previous show in Tuscaloosa was a great one, last night’s concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA featured a great cross-over between the two bands, guest work from saxophonist Randall Bramblett, and even a major bust-out in “L.a.,” which hadn’t been played since 2012.Before Panic even got started, Umphrey’s McGee treated fans to a seven-song set that included a number of their biggest original hits. “Make It Right” opened their set, and jams like “In The Kitchen” > “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” set the pace for a great rockin’ performance. They would close out with “All In Time,” getting fans pumped up with a fun set of music.Widespread Panic opened their show with “Junior,” before treating people to the newer song “Steven’s Cat” After a great first set of music, the band introduced saxophonist Randall Bramblett. Bramblett would ultimately play seve songs with the band, including the last two of the first set: “L.a.” and “Sharon.” “L.a.” hadn’t been played in 282 shows (2/18/12), and the big bust out with the saxophonist was only one of the many highlights of the show.The band opened up set two with “Big Wooly Mammoth” before getting into “Better Off” and “Walkin’ (For Your Love).” The set rolled on with “Diner,” which segued into a jam that again saw Bramblett add his saxophone prowess. The jam segued into Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,” with “Climb To Safety” played in the middle. Finally, “Fishwater” ended the set.Of course, the show wasn’t over, and a cover of Bill Withers’ “Use Me” rang out as the first song of the encore. This was a special cover, as the band not only featured Bramblett once more, but also brought out Umphrey’s keyboardist Joel Cummins to accompany them on the track. It was a highlight of the show, without a doubt. Finally, the band cleared out their special guests and finished up the show with their song “Ain’t Life Grand.”Here are a handful of video clips and full audio from the night for you to enjoy.One Arm Steve (by Kenneth Kyser)Can’t Get High (by Bill Cochran)Walking (For Your Love) (by Kenneth Kyser)Full Audio (by Chris from Jam Buzz)Check out both setlists below, courtesy of Umphrey’s McGee’s Twitter and PanicStream, respectively.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA – 9/16/16Make it Right, Attachments, In The Kitchen -> Miss Tinkle’s Overture, The Weight Around -> Linear -> All In TimeSetlist: Widespread Panic at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Alpharetta, GA – 9/16/16Set 1: Junior, Steven’s Cat, Can’t Get High, Good People, One Arm Steve, The Take Out, Space Wrangler, L.a.* > Sharon* (60 mins)Set 2: Big Wooly Mammoth > Better Off, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Diner > Jam** > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys** > Climb To Safety** > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys** > Fishwater** (71 mins)Encore: Use Me***, Ain’t Life Grand**** (15 mins)Notes: * w/ Randall Bramblett on Soprano Saxophone** w/ Randall Bramblett on Tenor Saxophone*** w/ Randall Bramblett on Tenor Saxophone and Joel Cummins (UM) on keyboard**** JB on tiny guitar [‘L.a.’ LTP 2/18/2012 Aspen (282 shows)]
December 17, 2020
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr So, you’ve got a new initiative you can’t wait to roll out. You’re fired up, but many of your employees are not. To them, anything that rocks the boat could cause seasickness.How can you make change feel like a trip on a fancy cruise ship instead, one that they’ll jump aboard with anticipation and willingly help steer where it needs to go? To clear the reefs of resistance, tackle these biggest reasons that people fight change.1. Fixed Mindset: Theirs or Yours?Some people are more comfortable with change than others, and those who are comfy tend to see those who aren’t as problems. Suppose you find out Jim is against using a new app to track business expenses. You might peg him as slow, old-fashioned or anti-tech. Maybe he is. Or maybe he’s just be overwhelmed with learning new interfaces, having just got up to speed on his new phone and computer. continue reading »
August 26, 2020
It came from his mother, Kim, who wasn’t pleased.“The only text I got back from my mom was she sent me a video clip and told me to stop cursing,” Marshall recalled. “They caught me on the bench saying some things. I guess I have to watch my mouth now.”With the Lakers (14-19) entering tonight’s game against the Denver Nuggets (15-17) at Staples Center, coach Mike D’Antoni had much fewer critigues.“He might not have those numbers all the time. Maybe he does. Maybe he doesn’t,” D’Antoni said. “But the rhythm is something he gives us that is important.”Against Denver, Marshall also will have to defend speedy guard Ty Lawson. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “We have to do a great job as a team,” Marshall said. “I don’t know if there’s anybody in the league that can guard him one on one. I’m excited about the challenge.”Marshall has stayed humble through this process.He peppers the Lakers’ injured backcourt, namely Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar, with questions. Marshall would do the same to Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash if they weren’t endlessly floating in and out of treatment on their respective knee and back injuries. He also has a family that appears ready to provide honest feedback.“My mom sends me shooting clips telling me I need to work on stuff,” Marshall said. “I use that as motivation. My sister tells me she scored more points in her (rec league) game than me. I’ll use that as motivation.”After Phoenix selected him with the 13th pick in the 2012 Draft, Marshall was sent to the Wizards in a trade. Washington then cut him before the season started, leaving Marshall toiling with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA’s Developmental League. Marshall has a contract worth $547,570 that doesn’t become fully guaranteed until after Jan. 10.“I still feel like I’m fortunate I get to play basketball for a living,” Marshall said. “When I was in high school and played at Chris Paul’s camp, that’s one thing he stressed to us. He’s humbled by the fact that every day he gets to wake up and do something he would do for free. That really hit me in high school and I stuck to that since then.”Also …For the second consecutive game, D’Antoni said his startng lineup against Denver will include Marshall (point guard), Jodie Meeks (shooting guard), Nick Young (small forward), Pau Gasol (power forward) and Robert Sacre (center). The stream of text messages filled Kendall Marshall’s inbox as quickly as one of his timely passes and as frequently as one of his clutch baskets.Marshall had just finished posting 20 points and 15 assists in the Lakers’ victory Friday over Utah, and the significance went beyond ending the team’s six-game losing streak. It marked his first career start as a Laker and was a temporary solution to an ailing backcourt that misses six point guards.Marshall had toiled this season in the Development League after spending last season in Phoenix as a first-round washout from North Carolina.The text messages from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and Jazz guard and former UNC product Marvin Williams, among others, offered encouraging words. Marshall’s overnight growth on his Twitter account — he estimated an additional 8,000-9,000 followers — also illustrated the buzz he created with the Lakers. But there was one message that popped out to the Lakers’ 22-year-old point guard the most.