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
Today’s publication of the interim report from LSE, commissioned by the NLA debunks the myth that rent control is a golden bullet, easy to implement and guaranteed to work in the UK. The launch comes on the day that the four Labour candidates aspiring to be leader (and potentially our next Prime Minster) go head-to-head … Continue reading Is the grass always greener on the other side?
Matthew Oliver, NLA's Parliamentary Officer, outlines what the changes will mean. In a written ministerial statement, the government yesterday announced the areas where they will be piloting the Immigration Act Landlords Scheme. This is the scheme where landlords are required to check the immigration status of tenants, as prescribed in the Immigration Act. What do … Continue reading Right to rent checks are being rolled out – how will you be affected?
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