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Homelessness Reduction Bill changed and it’s bad news for landlords

NLA Blog - 24 October 2016 - 11:00am
The final version of Bob Blackman MP’s Homelessness Reduction Bill has been published ahead of its 2nd Reading in Parliament. In complete contrast to previous versions, and the report by Crisis that preceded it, the final version delivers a kicking … Continue reading →

Ten Ways to Add Value to your Property

NLA Blog - 10 October 2016 - 2:01pm
This is a guest blog from Portico Estate Agents.  Home improvements can add considerable value to a property. So whether you are looking to sell up or simply improve on potential returns on investment, there are many ways in which … Continue reading →

New Housing White Paper announced – could a May led Conservative Government be more interventionist in the PRS?

NLA Blog - 5 October 2016 - 4:01pm
Writing this just minutes after the Prime Ministers speech to the party faithful (and commercial lobbyists with more money than sense) ending the party conference, landlords should be wary of a distinct change in tone, certainly in regards to housing … Continue reading →

A Waste of a Blog Post

NLA Blog - 30 September 2016 - 4:05pm
As a generous and generally easy-going sort of person, you might be mistaken in thinking that your local authority, in its approach to the collection of household waste, was doing you a favour. They kindly come to your house once … Continue reading →

Social Housing Evictions Higher than in Private Housing

NLA Blog - 14 September 2016 - 1:34pm
A Familiar Narrative You may have noticed that privately rented accommodation is not always held in the highest regard. With a shortage of housing in the United Kingdom (at least in London, anyway), private tenancies are regularly decried for being … Continue reading →

Tenants on the starboard bow……

NLA Blog - 8 September 2016 - 1:35pm
Hotels in space have been talked about as the next big (if not final) frontier for space tourism for some years. Some even predict that the first commercial ‘enterprise’ could open its door – or should that be airlocks – … Continue reading →

New Bill Gives Hope to Landlords Regaining Possession

NLA Blog - 7 September 2016 - 3:40pm
A new Bill was published to tackle homelessness, and it contains good news for landlords. The Private Members’ Bill, introduced by Conservative MP Bob Blackman, has been welcomed by the Communities & Local Government Select Committee in its recent report … Continue reading →

Thinking about letting to Students? Here are the NLA’s Top Tips for Student Landlords

NLA Blog - 31 August 2016 - 1:39pm
  Letting to students can be a very attractive prospect for a private landlord. The student market benefits from very high demand, and with the number of students going to university continuing to rise, there is likely to be very … Continue reading →

Of Letting Fees and Rent Controls – Landlords being pushed into a trap

NLA Blog - 25 August 2016 - 4:38pm
Ban incoming? A lot was made of letting agent fees in the run up to last year’s general election, and the issue is back again as the fix-all cure of the ills of private renting. A Conservative Government would normally … Continue reading →

Is the Edinburgh Fringe under threat?

NLA Blog - 10 August 2016 - 4:30pm
  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 – … Continue reading →

People & Properties: Quick Stats on the PRS

NLA Blog - 26 July 2016 - 2:17pm
The Department for Communities and Local Government has released more detailed analysis of Private Rented Sector (PRS) data from the results of the English Housing Survey 2014-15. See our previous blog on some of those headline figures here. The Private … Continue reading →

Is this the end of the EPC?

NLA Blog - 20 July 2016 - 3:18pm
Handed down to the UK through the catchy-named European Union Directive 2002/91/EC, Energy Performance Certificates have been the cause of many a headache for landlords since their introduction through the infamous Home Information Packs in 2007. In 2012 we saw … Continue reading →

Who’s Who in Theresa May’s Cabinet

NLA Blog - 15 July 2016 - 10:05am
The dust is settling on May’s clear out of Cameron’s Cabinet, so let us have a look at the new people in post that could impact on landlords’ businesses. Theresa May – Prime Minister She made landlords de-facto immigration officers … Continue reading →

Supreme Court Rules on Edwards v Kumarasamy

NLA Blog - 13 July 2016 - 11:05am
The Supreme Court has today (13 July 2016) given its judgment on the case of Edwards versus Kumarasamy – finding that the landlord, Mr Kumarasamy, was not liable for the disrepair which caused his tenant’s injury. In this case, which … Continue reading →

McDonald vs. McDonald: Eviction orders still stand

NLA Blog - 12 July 2016 - 10:48am
  The possession process is rarely pleasant. This much is a given, as the procedure for gaining possession of a property costs time, money, and is entered into usually as the very last resort.   Section 21 notices For landlords, … Continue reading →

NLA Rent Protect covers unpaid rental income of up to £2,500 per month for unpai...

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NLA Rent Protect covers unpaid rental income of up to £2,500 per month for unpaid rental income.


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Communicating with your tenants is essential. #PRS #lettings #BestPractice #land...

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Effective Letting - Communication & Repairs

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NLA Property Services is a one stop solution to a more energy efficient & cheape...

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Are you for or against rent control as a solution to the housing crisis? New evi...

Facebook - 17 June 2015 - 6:50pm
Are you for or against rent control as a solution to the housing crisis? New evidence against rent controls has been published today by London School of Economics and Political Science, looking at examples from around the world where rent control and other regulatory policies are in place.


Required reading for Labour leadership hopefuls: rent control is not the easy answer | National...
Rent controls and similar policies which are thought to work well in other countries cannot be easily replicated in the UK’s private rented sector, according to findings from a new interim report by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).The interim report, published on the day t…
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