Category: tenants/ students

6 tips for managing student tenancies

6 tips for managing student tenancies

Advice Line expert Catherine Behdad highlights 6 critical pointers for landlords of student accommodation as students get ready for the start of term at university.   Clear Communication Set out clear guidelines for all student tenancies and make sure you establish concrete deadlines for signing contracts, paying deposits and first rent instalments. Once you’ve found … Continue reading 6 tips for managing student tenancies

Current Affairs Edition July 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Current Affairs Edition July 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 key topics featured in the media recently. Joining Richard on the panel is Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice at the NLA, and Carol Lewis, Deputy Editor of Property and Personal Finance at The Times. Long … Continue reading Current Affairs Edition July 2018: Listen now to the NLA’s latest podcast

Student accommodation empty over summer?

Student accommodation empty over summer?

Many student tenants have now departed for the summer to find jobs, internships, or perhaps to travel. Regardless of what they’re now doing, if you have an empty property for the summer then now is the best time to check what needs to be done and to fix any problems before your next tenants move … Continue reading Student accommodation empty over summer?

The rise of rental rating sites: Should landlords be worried about bad rental reviews?

With the advent of social media came the ability for anyone and everyone to voice their opinions to a broad audience. Some clever people saw that, had an idea and ran with it by creating valued sites where people can go to find out what’s good and what’s not, such as TripAdvisor and Yelp. These … Continue reading The rise of rental rating sites: Should landlords be worried about bad rental reviews?

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