The rise of rental rating sites: Should landlords be worried about bad rental reviews?

With the advent of social media came the ability for anyone and everyone to voice their opinions to a broad audience. Some clever people saw that, had an idea and ran with it by creating valued sites where people can go to find out what’s good and what’s not, such as TripAdvisor and Yelp. These … Continue reading The rise of rental rating sites: Should landlords be worried about bad rental reviews?

Current Affairs Edition May 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Current Affairs Edition May 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Richard Blanco and his guests take a look at the issues facing the private rented sector and the topics featured in the media recently. Joining Richard on the panel is Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice at the NLA, and Marlon Fox from Outlook Property. GDPR: what does it mean for landlords? GDPR comes … Continue reading Current Affairs Edition May 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

All you need to know about Section 24

All you need to know about Section 24

Thousands of buy-to-let landlords are in for a shock when they get their tax bills for the 2017/18 financial year. In what has widely been described as an ‘assault’ on landlords, the government is gradually phasing out the 100 percent tax relief on mortgage interest and other finance costs that landlords previously enjoyed.   What’s … Continue reading All you need to know about Section 24

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, Chris Norris, NLA Director of Policy and Practice, tells us how the NLA has been influencing the debate around three key issues for landlords: right to rent; the Tenant Fees Bill; and selective licensing.   The issue: right to rent Summary The issue of the government’s regulations on right to rent, requiring landlords … Continue reading NLA in action

5 common issues with tenancy agreements

5 common issues with tenancy agreements

The tenancy agreement may be called upon in the event of a dispute, so it’s essential that it’s comprehensive and accurate. The NLA Advice Line fills us in on five potential problems to watch out for. Using the wrong type of tenancy agreement The most widespread agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), which is … Continue reading 5 common issues with tenancy agreements

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, CEO Richard Lambert tells us how the NLA has been influencing the debate around four key issues for landlords: the Tenant Fees Bill, enforcement of regulations by local authorities, client money protection insurance, and the consultation on carbon monoxide alarms.   The issue: Tenant Fees Bill Summary The select committee involved in scrutinising … Continue reading NLA in action