Category: advice and tips

First foot on the property ladder. Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

The Autumn Budget saw Stamp Duty for first time buyers drop to 0% for the first £300,000 and other changes to the property market. But do these changes actually make it easier to get that first step on the property ladder? To discuss the issue, Richard Blanco is joined by Kate Faulkner, MD of Property … Continue reading First foot on the property ladder. Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Is Your Building Insurance Premium About To Rocket?

NLA Property Insurance gives you the lowdown on the latest hike to Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). Well they may not exactly rocket, but they are set to rise potentially by as much as £12.50 per policy, due to a yet another jump in IPT from 1 June 2017. The changes, which come in under the Finance … Continue reading Is Your Building Insurance Premium About To Rocket?

Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

With the prospect of higher tax bills and stricter buy to let lending criteria that will make it harder to obtain finance, many landlords are finding that they may have to rethink their options. But how will you be affected? Will you have to sell, do you intend to stay in the market and continue … Continue reading Stick or Twist: What options do landlords have following the tax changes?

Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

The importance of home safety is a no-brainer. While tenants have a responsibility to be mindful of how they treat the property, landlords have a responsibility in making sure their properties are safe and habitable, thus preventing accidents and protecting the well-being of occupants. Below we explore some of the main issues to be aware … Continue reading Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

Would you know how to regain possession of your property?

As a landlord there will be times when you may need to seek possession of your property, for example if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the most common reasons). Worryingly, 37 per cent of landlords have experienced arrears in the last 12 months – this rises … Continue reading Would you know how to regain possession of your property?