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?
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…
This month, NLA Director of Policy and Practice Chris Norris, provides a timely reminder to landlords of the imminent changes to HMO licensing. The issue: Legislative changes to HMO licensing Summary The government is set to extend the scope of mandatory HMO licensing in England from October, requiring an extra 177,000 properties to be licensed. … Continue reading NLA in action
Taking simple measures to protect your property from the elements now could prevent much bigger complications down the line. Heavy rain, strong winds and cold snaps can wreak havoc on a home, while springtime is notoriously wet in the UK, so it’s important to make sure your property is weatherproof. Fortunately, this needn’t involve a … Continue reading Springtime tips for weatherproofing your properties
Picking the right tenants can mean the difference between an incident-free tenancy and problems further down the line. From background checks to meeting face to face, landlord and NLA adviser Sally Blunt considers the steps landlords can take to find tenants who are a safe bet. Take your time Don’t be rushed into getting … Continue reading A landlord’s view: 9 steps to choosing the right tenants