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?
One in four women, and one in six men, experience domestic abuse in their lives, with a new case reported to police every 30 seconds*. Police are already reporting increases over the football season, and research finds reported incidents of domestic abuse rise by up to 38% when England lose a World Cup game, and … Continue reading Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?
Author and African American civil rights leader Booker T. Washington once said: “Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than the large things…” This is a quote as relevant today as it was when he said it over a century ago. And it’s one that landlords should keep in mind … Continue reading Focus on the little things
Thousands of buy-to-let landlords are in for a shock when they get their tax bills for the 2017/18 financial year. In what has widely been described as an ‘assault’ on landlords, the government is gradually phasing out the 100 percent tax relief on mortgage interest and other finance costs that landlords previously enjoyed. What’s … Continue reading All you need to know about Section 24