Ahead of the Portico Estate Agents and National Landlord Association (NLA) Annual Landlord Seminar in London on Wednesday 21st November, we are undertaking some research to understand exactly what’s on tenant’s minds right now. Covering all sorts of topics, from Brexit to why people are or aren’t climbing onto the property ladder, the questionnaire aims to … Continue reading Guest blog: Want to know what’s really on your tenant’s mind?
This week is Gas Safety Week. Gas Safe Register’s latest research reveals that just over half of people asked (53%) don’t have their gas appliances checked annually, with one in six taking no action at all to ensure their homes have safe gas appliances. We’ve put together a list of things all landlords need to … Continue reading Gas safety: what you need to know
The issue: NLA backs Humber Landlords Association in High Court challenge to Hull City Council Summary The National Landlords Association (NLA) is supporting the Humber Landlords Association (HLA) in its High Court legal challenge against Hull City Council’s new private-sector housing enforcement policy. Hull City Council has taken an unusual approach in deciding to discard … Continue reading NLA in action
From October, rules set out in the Deregulation Act requiring landlords in England to issue specific documents to tenants come into force for all assured shorthold tenancies, regardless of when they began. If landlords fail to issue these, they won’t be able to serve a section 21 no-fault eviction notice should they need to. From … Continue reading What you need to know to avoid an invalid section 21
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