This month, Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice, outlines how the NLA will respond to the government’s consultation on longer tenancies. The issue: the government consultation on ‘overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector’ Summary On 2 July, the secretary of state for communities, James Brokenshire, published an eight-week … Continue reading NLA in action
Infrastructure projects boost rents. We take a look at where road and rail projects are creating the next investment hotspots. The reasons why an area becomes attractive to potential landlords (and tenants) remain much the same: good employment rates and high earnings growth, increased rental demand, an expanding local population, and good schools – particularly … Continue reading Where’s the next property hotspot?
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
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 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