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Be reassured you have help and advice when a problem arises. #landlords http://www.landlords.org.uk/why-join-the-nla


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Supporting and Protecting landlords1.4 MillionLandlords’ interests represented by the NLA in the UK100+Local authorities are linked with the NLAKnow your rights and responsibilities10,000+Landlords using our Online Library resource38,000+Member calls successfully dealt with by Telephone Advice Line…

Have a lovely #Easter everyone.

Facebook - 17 April 2014 - 4:35pm
Have a lovely #Easter everyone.

All letting and management agents required to join redress scheme. See here for...

Facebook - 17 April 2014 - 2:05pm
All letting and management agents required to join redress scheme. See here for more information - http://www.landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/all-letting-and-management-agents-required-join-redress-scheme


All letting and management agents required to join redress scheme | National Landlords Association
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All letting and property management agents will be required to join an approved 'redress scheme' later this year.Millions of tenants and leaseholders will receive stronger protection from unscrupulous letting agents, under plans announced by Housing Minister Kris Hopkins on 15 April 2014.The ministe…

NLA had a great time at the Property Investor Show discussing the benefits of me...

Facebook - 16 April 2014 - 3:47pm
NLA had a great time at the Property Investor Show discussing the benefits of membership and all the other services and information the NLA offers. #landlords

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Court fees go up!

NLA Blog - 16 April 2014 - 2:19pm

Court fees going up

Using the courts as a landlord is something we all hope not to have to do. However, the reality is that it is often called upon as a last resort for landlords looking to regain possession of their property after a spout of rent arrears or non-payment. It’s difficult to budget these costs into a business plan as they are often unpredictable. This is why we always encourage landlords to budget to receive 10 months out of every 12 months’ rent.

But new court fee rises could mean that landlords need to set even more money aside for those worst case scenarios. Court fees are going up from the 22nd April 2014. And they’re going up significantly from £175 for a standard eviction to £280. There will be increases on a range of fees including money claims fees and various others.

Here’s what Alan Jakeway, NLA Advice Line Manager, says about the changes:

“These price rises significantly increase the costs for landlords. Ending a tenancy and regaining possession of a property is already an expensive measure for landlords and this is going to put more strain on their balance sheets.

I would anticipate that any landlords considering taking proceedings will rush to complete the paperwork before the 22nd April to avoid the price hike.”

And here is the table of increases likely to affect landlords:

Function New fee £ Old fee £ N5B 280 175 N5/N119 280 175 PCOL 250 100 MONEY CLAIMS (N1)     Up to £300 35 35 £300+ to £500 50 50 £500+ to £1000 70 70 £1000+ to £1500 80 80 £1500+ to £3000 95 115 £3000+ to £5000 120 205 £5000+ to £15000 245 455 MONEY CLAIMS ONLINE     Up to £300 25 25 £300+ to £500 35 35 £500+ to £1000 60 60 £1000+ to £1500 70 70 £1500+ to £3000 80 105 £3000+ to £5000 100 185 £5000+ to £15000 210 410 Application for a Warrant for Possession 110 110

 


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UK’s tighter lending rules hit first-time buyers, says study - on.ft.com/RhTi8U...

Facebook - 15 April 2014 - 12:35pm
UK’s tighter lending rules hit first-time buyers, says study - on.ft.com/RhTi8U. Interesting article from FT, will this affect you?


UK’s tighter lending rules hit first-time buyers, says study - FT.com
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First-time buyers are being disadvantaged in favour of landlords following financial regulation aimed at protecting UK taxpayers from risky mortgage lending. The tightening of the regulatory regime in the aftermath of the financial crisis has made

Some useful advice for #landlords for preparing your property from At Home Magaz...

Facebook - 15 April 2014 - 12:31pm
Some useful advice for #landlords for preparing your property from At Home Magazine. For additional information see our campaign on effective letting.
http://www.landlords.org.uk/effective-letting-helping-you-on-the-route-to-sustainable-renting

http://www.athomemagazine.co.uk/lifestyle/home-garden/preparing-your-property/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=preparing-your-property



Effective Letting: Helping you on the route to sustainable renting | National Landlords Association
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Are you unsure what to include in your tenancy agreement or struggling to communicate with your tenants? Perhaps you’re stuck amidst a long-term void or maybe you’d just like to swat up on best practice?

NLA Director, Richard Price talks us through the importance of careful financial...

Facebook - 14 April 2014 - 4:17pm
NLA Director, Richard Price talks us through the importance of careful financial planning for landlords. Here’s what he had to say! http://www.landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/financial-aspects-managing-your-rental-business


Financial aspects to managing your rental business | National Landlords Association
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NLA Director of Operations, Richard Price, explains the importance of careful financial planning for landlords, to ensure you invest and borrow wisely and can meet your financial commitments as a landlord.What are the first financial choices a residential property investor should make, before buying...

Enfield licensing proposals have been accepted but the decision is to be debated...

Facebook - 14 April 2014 - 2:12pm
Enfield licensing proposals have been accepted but the decision is to be debated by Enfield’s scrutiny committee after a successful e-petition against the proposals.
http://www.landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/updates/nla-response-enfield-licensing-consultation


NLA response to Enfield licensing consultation | National Landlords Association
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NLA Landlord Membership packages start from as little as �0.96* per week! Join Online Now Enfiled's licensing consultation has now come to an end with a decision expected Wednesday 9th April 2014.

Once a landlord has identified a property for purchase, the next step is to arra...

Facebook - 14 April 2014 - 12:02pm
Once a landlord has identified a property for purchase, the next step is to arrange finance. Read our article on agreeing a buy-to-let mortgage here http://www.landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/agreeing-your-buy-let-mortgage


Agreeing your buy-to-let mortgage | National Landlords Association
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Once a landlord has identified a property for purchase, the next step is to arrange finance.

Have you seen our latest video? We bring you our hits and tips when it comes to...

Facebook - 11 April 2014 - 4:35pm
Have you seen our latest video? We bring you our hits and tips when it comes to considerations before investment. Watch it here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRgEzjPZNQ&feature=share&list=UUOcbeDTjkjsiCTvK49nXYDQ


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Don’t agree with #licensing in Liverpool. Join us tonight to discuss how the cha...

Facebook - 10 April 2014 - 3:48pm
Don’t agree with #licensing in Liverpool. Join us tonight to discuss how the changes will affect you and help plan a response to the proposals laid out by the City Council. #landlords #tenants
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Stop Liverpool Licensing:- NLA Consultation Meeting | National Landlords Association
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This decision is about to be made by your local Council following a consultation that you've yet to hear about! Last week Liverpool City Council began a 12 week consultation period over the introduction of a citywide licensing scheme that will cost you £500 per property to join. This licence will l...

Can’t attend our consultation meeting tonight, then complete the online survey t...

Facebook - 10 April 2014 - 3:34pm
Can’t attend our consultation meeting tonight, then complete the online survey to help put a stop to the #Liverpool #licensing proposals set out by the council.

https://www.ors.org.uk/web/index.php/survey/index/sid/416763/lang/en?dm_t=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0


Citywide Selective Licensing
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Liverpool City Council have developed formal proposals for a citywide selective licensing scheme in Liverpool as part of their ‘Ten Point Pledge’, which aims to drive up standards in the private rented sector. You can read about the Ten Point Pledge here.

Landlord case studies wanted for a new documentary for Channel 4 about landlord...

Facebook - 9 April 2014 - 1:16pm
Landlord case studies wanted for a new documentary for Channel 4 about landlord and tenant disputes. If you’re in dispute with your tenants - from rental payments to concerns about the state of the property - they want to hear from you. The purpose of the documentary is to look at the financial and emotional costs the current economic climate is having within the private rental market. For further information, please contact lesley.shields@iwcmedia.co.uk or call 0141 353 8410.

We will be at The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show 11/12 April. Swing by and s...

Facebook - 9 April 2014 - 12:52pm
We will be at The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show 11/12 April. Swing by and see us at stand 302. #landlords

http://www.propertyinvestor.co.uk/spring/exhibitor_profile.asp?ID=570


The Property Investor & Homebuyer Show 2014 – seminars & exhibitions for Property Investment in...
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Property Investor London specialise in Overseas Property, Property shows, Property Investors, Property Events, Investment Property and Property Seminars. Based in ExCeL Docklands, London. We are holding a property investors show on 19th 20th April 2012 in ExCeL Centre, Doclands

We've had some alarming news this morning, Bolton Council don't keep any records...

Facebook - 7 April 2014 - 11:13am
We've had some alarming news this morning, Bolton Council don't keep any records of their #licensing fees and haven't for 6/7 years!

Is there a local #landlords branch meeting anywhere you coming up soon? Have a l...

Facebook - 6 April 2014 - 3:45pm
Is there a local #landlords branch meeting anywhere you coming up soon? Have a look at our events - http://www.landlords.org.uk/events/meeting


Events | National Landlords Association
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We released big news on Friday that #Newcastle #landlords owed three quarters of...

Facebook - 6 April 2014 - 11:10am
We released big news on Friday that #Newcastle #landlords owed three quarters of a million pound by City Council - http://www.landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/newcastle-landlords-owed-three-quarters-million-pound-city-council#sthash.EkktVw1x.dpuf


Newcastle landlords owed three quarters of a million pound by City Council | National Landlords...
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Newcastle landlords are due a refund from Newcastle City Council following a landmark judgement in a housing case in Bristol.

#Landlords, get your yield right http://nlauk.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/get-your-...

Facebook - 5 April 2014 - 12:35pm
#Landlords, get your yield right http://nlauk.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/get-your-yield-right/ #professionalpractice


Get your yield right
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Every so often it’s helpful to get a picture of how you’re doing in the profit stakes so we thought we’d give you a helping hand. The NLA has created a series of yield calculators to give you a rou...

NLA urges #landlords and #tenants to unite over costly citywide #licensing -http...

Facebook - 5 April 2014 - 9:15am
NLA urges #landlords and #tenants to unite over costly citywide #licensing -http://www.landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/nla-urges-landlords-and-tenants-unite-over-costly-citywide-licensing#sthash.q7HFwouu.dpuf


NLA urges landlords and tenants to unite over costly citywide licensing | National Landlords...
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The National Landlords Association is calling for landlords and tenants in Liverpool to unite against costly measures that could increase rents and diminish the availability of housing in the city. The call comes after Liverpool City Council began consulting on proposals to introduce citywide licens...
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