Category: services

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

NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

Director of policy and practice Chris Norris on how the NLA is influencing the latest regulation and consultations this month. The issue Renewing gas safety checks Summary All landlords must carry out annual gas safety checks; however, it was becoming increasingly difficult to get the tenant’s permission to access the property on the renewal date. … Continue reading NLA in action: gas safety, MEES price caps and new letting agent regulation

The Work of Landlords Associations: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

The Work of Landlords Associations: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Landlord associations: what do they do? What support do they offer landlords? Are they the legitimate voice for landlords? And why have campaigns to prevent and roll back tax changes failed? Richard Blanco gets answers from Richard Lambert, CEO of the National Landlords Association, Douglas Haig, Vice Chair of the RLA and Director for Wales, … Continue reading The Work of Landlords Associations: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

A good, productive relationship with your tenants can make the whole letting process considerably easier and stress free for its duration. Alongside the convenience, this can have a significant impact on your occupancy rates, condition of your property and ultimately delivering a consistent stream of revenue, giving you a good return on your investment. A … Continue reading A Landlord’s Guide: Top Tips for Having a Productive Relationship with your Tenants

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