When tenants away…

When tenants away…

Summer is here and that often means holidays. If you know your tenants are going on their big summer vacation, there are a few things you may wish to do before they leave. Check your insurance Make sure your landlord insurance is up-to-date and covers the property while tenants are away. You never know what … Continue reading When tenants away…

HMO licensing shake-up

HMO licensing shake-up

Will you be hit by the changes to mandatory HMO licensing in England? We take a look at the changes and what they mean for you. In 2006, the government introduced the mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence in England and Wales. From October this year, the government is extending the scope of the … Continue reading HMO licensing shake-up

NLA in action

NLA in action

This month, NLA Director of Policy and Practice Chris Norris, provides a timely reminder to landlords of the imminent changes to HMO licensing. The issue: Legislative changes to HMO licensing Summary The government is set to extend the scope of mandatory HMO licensing in England from October, requiring an extra 177,000 properties to be licensed. … Continue reading NLA in action

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

Current Affairs Edition July 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 key topics featured in the media recently. Joining Richard on the panel is Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice at the NLA, and Carol Lewis, Deputy Editor of Property and Personal Finance at The Times. Long … Continue reading Current Affairs Edition July 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Student accommodation empty over summer?

Student accommodation empty over summer?

Many student tenants have now departed for the summer to find jobs, internships, or perhaps to travel. Regardless of what they’re now doing, if you have an empty property for the summer then now is the best time to check what needs to be done and to fix any problems before your next tenants move … Continue reading Student accommodation empty over summer?