Category: advice and tips

Gas safety: what you need to know

Gas safety: what you need to know

This week is Gas Safety Week. Gas Safe Register’s latest research reveals that just over half of people asked (53%) don’t have their gas appliances checked annually, with one in six taking no action at all to ensure their homes have safe gas appliances. We’ve put together a list of things all landlords need to … Continue reading Gas safety: what you need to know

What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

From October, rules set out in the Deregulation Act requiring landlords in England to issue specific documents to tenants come into force for all assured shorthold tenancies, regardless of when they began. If landlords fail to issue these, they won’t be able to serve a section 21 no-fault eviction notice should they need to. From … Continue reading What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21

6 tips for managing student tenancies

6 tips for managing student tenancies

Advice Line expert Catherine Behdad highlights 6 critical pointers for landlords of student accommodation as students get ready for the start of term at university.   Clear Communication Set out clear guidelines for all student tenancies and make sure you establish concrete deadlines for signing contracts, paying deposits and first rent instalments. Once you’ve found … Continue reading 6 tips for managing student tenancies

Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: What do we do about it?

Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it