Policymakers have introduced new legislation to protect tenant deposits across the UK, but some landlords are still getting it wrong, says NLA adviser Alan Jakeway. He explains how to get it right. What should landlords do with their tenants’ deposits? Legislation protecting tenant deposits – which came into force in England and Wales in 2007, … Continue reading Deposits: what landlords get wrong most often
Since 1947, Edinburgh has welcomed performers and tourists to the city as part of its summer Fringe Festival. Many make the annual pilgrimage to Auld Reekie to see the very best (and bizarre) in comedy, music and theatre - from established names to aspiring newcomers. It’s estimated that around 2,500 artists take part at … Continue reading Is the Edinburgh Fringe under threat?
Lucy Regan, London Representative for the NLA advises landlords on the issue of tenant abandonment. Abandonment isn’t something that happens often in the private rented sector but when it does it can be distressing and confusing. But how do you know if your property has been abandoned and what are the steps you need to take? Things … Continue reading Are you having abandonment issues?
New guidance has been produced to help private renters in England who are looking for a house or flat to rent. The guidance has been produced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and provides a checklist of the most important and common aspects to help protect renters from problems at every stage … Continue reading New guidance to promote successful tenancies
Renee Young, Landlord Development and Accreditation Officer at the NLA points to the growing trend of landlord accreditation. There have been increasing calls for regulation of the private rented sector, and the landlords who operate within it, in order to improve standards of late. However, this narrow-minded approach to better the sector is overshadowing another significant … Continue reading Accreditation forges ahead