Category: advice and tips

Essential Winter Insurance Tips For Landlords

Essential Winter Insurance Tips For Landlords

With the winter weather set to begin, many homes will experience frozen pipes, heating not working and several other seasonal issues. For landlords, it’s vital to understand which insurance cover(s) they need, and what each policy covers. NLA Top 5 Winter Tips Prevent frozen pipes According to the AA, you should insulate your pipes as … Continue reading Essential Winter Insurance Tips For Landlords

Could you be an innocent victim of ‘county lines’ drug crime?

Could you be an innocent victim of ‘county lines’ drug crime?

Criminal gangs are increasingly moving into rural and coastal towns and looking to rent properties. We show you how to minimise the risk of unknowingly letting to a drugs gang. Landlords in rural areas may think the risk of criminals moving into their properties is minimal, but a report issued by the National Crime Agency … Continue reading Could you be an innocent victim of ‘county lines’ drug crime?

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