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Did you know the value of leasehold property drops as the lease gets shorter? Ha...

Facebook - 23 April 2014 - 2:03pm
Did you know the value of leasehold property drops as the lease gets shorter? Have a look at NLA Lease Extensions. http://www.landlords.org.uk/services/nla-lease-extension


NLA Lease Extension | National Landlords Association
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NLA Lease Extensions gives you access to experienced professionals who are experts in this complex area of property law, for your peace of mind.

Happy St George’s Day!

Facebook - 23 April 2014 - 10:13am
Happy St George’s Day!

If you are in or around Eastbourne area why not swing by the Lansdowne Hotel at...

Facebook - 23 April 2014 - 10:04am
If you are in or around Eastbourne area why not swing by the Lansdowne Hotel at 6pm. #landlords
http://www.landlords.org.uk/events/nla-eastbourne-branch-meeting


NLA Eastbourne Branch Meeting | National Landlords Association
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The Truth About Rents , The Facts Behind The Hype Richard Burrows, Lettings Research Manager - Valuation Office Agency (VOA) Richard will present an analogy of local and national rent levels, and will dispel some of the myths that have arisen in the media.

See our video for ways to maximise future returns on your property. https://www....

Facebook - 21 April 2014 - 8:40am
See our video for ways to maximise future returns on your property.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWR6GAxzxxE #landlords #professionalpractice


Professional practice: Maximising future returns
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The pros and cons of using an agent http://mydepositsni.co.uk/blog/pros-and-cons...

Facebook - 20 April 2014 - 4:00pm
The pros and cons of using an agent http://mydepositsni.co.uk/blog/pros-and-cons-going-through-agent-market-your-property


The pros and cons of going through an agent to market your property | MyDeposits Northern Ireland
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With the strength of the buy-to-let market showing no signs of relenting, the UK is continuing to see a raft of new landlords enter the market. But for many of these landlords, the first hurdle in their buy-to-let journey can often be the most difficult to overcome – just how do you find the right t…

Worried about voids? Have a look at this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_4VQ_...

Facebook - 20 April 2014 - 10:40am
Worried about voids? Have a look at this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_4VQ_sQQtk #landlords #effectiveletting


Effectively Letting - Voids
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Tips for spring cleaning http://www.mydepositsscotland.co.uk/blog/give-your-prop...

Facebook - 19 April 2014 - 4:00pm
Tips for spring cleaning http://www.mydepositsscotland.co.uk/blog/give-your-property-spruce-it-needs-get-occupied-quickly-possible


Give your property the spruce up it needs to get occupied as quickly as possible | MyDeposits...
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With spring now well and truly upon us, thousands of us across the country will be gearing up for a good old-fashioned spring clean of our property. But while not everyone will be keen on donning a duster and rubber gloves, undertaking a deep clean of a property could be more important than you thin…

#Landlords have you had a look at our fantastic yield calculators? - http://www....

Facebook - 19 April 2014 - 9:55am
#Landlords have you had a look at our fantastic yield calculators? - http://www.landlords.org.uk/yieldcalculators #professionalpractice


NLA Yield Calculators | National Landlords Association
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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 yield calculators below are designed to give you a rough idea of the financial status of your property investment.

Watch our video for advice on how to find the right #tenant for you. https://ww...

Facebook - 18 April 2014 - 6:30pm
Watch our video for advice on how to find the right #tenant for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3KV6a_m7_w # landlords #effectiveletting



Effective Letting - Finding the Right Tenant

What is fair wear and tear? http://www.mydeposits.co.uk/landlords/blog/adjudicat...

Facebook - 18 April 2014 - 4:00pm
What is fair wear and tear? http://www.mydeposits.co.uk/landlords/blog/adjudicators-glossary-4-fair-wear-and-tear-and-betterment


My Deposits
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This is fourth installment in our ‘adjudicator’s glossary’ blog series. The last three instalments have been to clarify some key legal terms commonly used by an adjudicator when they make a deposit dispute decision and this next installment carries on to that effect. You can read the previous blogs…

Be reassured you have help and advice when a problem arises. #landlords http://w...

Facebook - 18 April 2014 - 9:35am
Be reassured you have help and advice when a problem arises. #landlords http://www.landlords.org.uk/why-join-the-nla


Why join the NLA? | National Landlords Association
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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

http://www.landlords.org.uk/membership

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.
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