Category: advice and tips

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

Landlords’ mental health

Landlords’ mental health

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the National Landlords Association (NLA) is asking landlords to focus on themselves. Two years ago, our research* showed that a third of landlords had suffered from poor health, including stress, over their landlord lifetime. This isn’t something that gets talked about as much as it should. Being a landlord can … Continue reading Landlords’ mental health

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

Deposits: what landlords get wrong most often

Deposits: what landlords get wrong most often

Policymakers have introduced new legislation to protect tenant deposits across the UK, but some landlords are still getting it wrong, says NLA adviser Alan Jakeway. He explains how to get it right. What should landlords do with their tenants’ deposits? Legislation protecting tenant deposits – which came into force in England and Wales in 2007, … Continue reading Deposits: what landlords get wrong most often

Springtime tips for weatherproofing your properties

Springtime tips for weatherproofing your properties

Taking simple measures to protect your property from the elements now could prevent much bigger complications down the line. Heavy rain, strong winds and cold snaps can wreak havoc on a home, while springtime is notoriously wet in the UK, so it’s important to make sure your property is weatherproof. Fortunately, this needn’t involve a … Continue reading Springtime tips for weatherproofing your properties