Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: Why local authorities use it

Selective licensing and the NLA: What is selective licensing?

Selective licensing and the NLA: What is selective licensing?

Selective licensing is a contentious topic for many landlords. We receive a number of queries from our members about why it’s being introduced in their area and what the National Landlords Association’s (NLA) position is. In a three-part series, Gavin Dick from our Policy Team explains what selective licensing is, why it’s used, and how … Continue reading Selective licensing and the NLA: What is selective licensing?

Five things to think about before you refurb your rental

Five things to think about before you refurb your rental

Refurbishing your properties can always be a beneficial investment, especially when you need to attract new tenants and are competing in a tight market. However, there are a lot of things that need to be considered if you’re thinking about doing up your property. Below we provide the top five questions to consider if one … Continue reading Five things to think about before you refurb your rental

When tenants away…

When tenants away…

Summer is here and that often means holidays. If you know your tenants are going on their big summer vacation, there are a few things you may wish to do before they leave. Check your insurance Make sure your landlord insurance is up-to-date and covers the property while tenants are away. You never know what … Continue reading When tenants away…

HMO licensing shake-up

HMO licensing shake-up

Will you be hit by the changes to mandatory HMO licensing in England? We take a look at the changes and what they mean for you. In 2006, the government introduced the mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence in England and Wales. From October this year, the government is extending the scope of the … Continue reading HMO licensing shake-up