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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

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

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…

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?