Category: tenancies

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

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

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

A landlord’s view: 9 steps to choosing the right tenants

A landlord’s view: 9 steps to choosing the right tenants

Picking the right tenants can mean the difference between an incident-free tenancy and problems further down the line. From background checks to meeting face to face, landlord and NLA adviser Sally Blunt considers the steps landlords can take to find tenants who are a safe bet.   Take your time Don’t be rushed into getting … Continue reading A landlord’s view: 9 steps to choosing the right tenants

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.

June 8th is fast approaching and we have already looked at each party’s manifesto offerings to landlords: Conservative | Labour | Liberal Democrats | Green Party | UKIP When it comes to the private rented sector, each party has an offering that would appeal to the tenant more than the landlord. With 20% of all … Continue reading It doesn’t matter which Party wins – Landlords are in for a difficult time.