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Are you being served?

NLA Blog - 29 March 2017 - 11:31am
Landlords across the country may well have a degree of sympathy for Theresa May today as she triggers Article 50. The Prime Minister is now facing the same problems a landlord often regrettably faces on a regular basis – doing something she didn’t ever originally want to do. Those that have sought repossession using S21 … Continue reading Are you being served? →

Do landlords have a victim mentality?

NLA Blog - 27 March 2017 - 11:34am
Do landlords get a fair hearing in the media, or does coverage of the sector too often focus on the worst offenders and the conflicts that make for interesting news? Fighting fires The NLA press office often receives feedback from members who rightly ask for more to be done to highlight the good work of … Continue reading Do landlords have a victim mentality? →

Making Tax Digital: Choose Your Punishment

NLA Blog - 23 March 2017 - 12:01pm
Making Tax Digital is the Government’s plan to digitise the tax return process for millions of small businesses and unincorporated landlords. The Government announced in the 8th March Budget that it will provide an extra year, until April 2019, before Making Tax Digital is mandated for unincorporated businesses and landlords with turnover below the VAT … Continue reading Making Tax Digital: Choose Your Punishment →

Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety

NLA Blog - 14 March 2017 - 1:46pm
The importance of home safety is a no-brainer. While tenants have a responsibility to be mindful of how they treat the property, landlords have a responsibility in making sure their properties are safe and habitable, thus preventing accidents and protecting the well-being of occupants. Below we explore some of the main issues to be aware … Continue reading Safe as Houses: 4 Issues to Consider for Home Safety →

Your tenants could be about to lose their housing benefit

NLA Blog - 3 March 2017 - 5:12pm
Today (3rd March) the Government has laid regulations that will enact a long-delayed manifesto commitment to restrict the housing costs element of Universal Credit that 18-21 year olds currently receive. You can find the regulations in full here. The regulations, which will come into force from 1st April 2017, remove the automatic entitlement from some … Continue reading Your tenants could be about to lose their housing benefit →

Tenants, be officially young (foolish?) and happy!

NLA Blog - 2 March 2017 - 2:46pm
Happy, and increasingly younger, tenants are paying less and staying longer in their homes. Those are today’s findings from the English Housing Survey (EHS), conducted by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS), which will come as music to landlords ears. In 2015-16, the private rented sector accounted for 4.5 million or 20% of households. Of … Continue reading Tenants, be officially young (foolish?) and happy! →

Would you know how to regain possession of your property?

NLA Blog - 1 March 2017 - 1:59pm
As a landlord there will be times when you may need to seek possession of your property, for example if your tenants are in arrears or your property has been damaged through anti-social behaviour (the most common reasons). Worryingly, 37 per cent of landlords have experienced arrears in the last 12 months – this rises … Continue reading Would you know how to regain possession of your property? →

To New-build or Not to New-Build?

NLA Blog - 24 February 2017 - 10:23am
With heavy incentives for new-build construction, some landlords may be considering looking into the purchase of newly constructed property for buy-to-let. But what are the advantages and drawbacks of buying, and letting, new-builds? Below we explore the potential benefits of letting such property, as well as things to be aware of when making an investment. … Continue reading To New-build or Not to New-Build? →

Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life…

NLA Blog - 23 February 2017 - 11:47am
They say a week is a long time in politics so the fortnight since our last lobbying update must seem like an eternity to some.  For us however, it often seems there aren’t enough hours in the day as the Government continues to implement numerous policies which affect landlords  at breakneck speed with, in some … Continue reading Lobbying Update: A fortnight in the life… →

How Landlords can help in the Refugee Crisis

NLA Blog - 2 February 2017 - 12:41pm
  UK unlikely to reach target to resettle 20,000 refugees In 2015, then-Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his Government was committed to resettling 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020. However, the Government has since reported that this target may not be reached unless more local authorities contribute to providing asylum accommodation. While much of … Continue reading How Landlords can help in the Refugee Crisis →

NLA Budget lobbying update

NLA Blog - 26 January 2017 - 2:23pm
NLA lobbying hard to make sure landlords can cope with post Section 24 world.

If you’re serious about appliance safety, remember to register

NLA Blog - 26 January 2017 - 11:53am
This is a guest blog from Douglas Herbison, Chief Executive at the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) This year, the appliance industry aims to reach out to all conscientious landlords in the hope that they will respect their commitment to their tenants’ safety by registering the millions of white goods that are in … Continue reading If you’re serious about appliance safety, remember to register →

Is Self-Management for You?

NLA Blog - 20 January 2017 - 12:34pm
The world of buy-to-let is constantly evolving, and with new tax changes set to come into force from April this year, as well as the surprise ban on letting agent fees, more and more landlords could begin to feel the pinch in the coming months. With this in mind, many landlords may be choosing to … Continue reading Is Self-Management for You? →

Will 2017 be doom & gloom for landlords?

NLA Blog - 22 December 2016 - 10:19am
Another turbulent year is coming to a close and 2017 is not gearing up to be much of an improvement. Before we look ahead at the changes coming about next year, now is the perfect time to mention our quarterly landlord survey. We are currently running our last of 2016, so please do spare some … Continue reading Will 2017 be doom & gloom for landlords? →

Seven Tips to Prepare your Property in Winter

NLA Blog - 12 December 2016 - 4:06pm
  Christmas is weeks away, Mariah Carey’s on the radio, and newspapers prophesise a cold snap to end all cold snaps, much in the same way as they have done for time immemorial. It’s December, and as everyone is trying to figure out whether to put in effort with the presents or totally cop out … Continue reading Seven Tips to Prepare your Property in Winter →

Who’s to blame for in-work poverty?

NLA Blog - 7 December 2016 - 3:50pm
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) released a study today (7 December 2016) that finds 7m Britons are in poverty despite being from working families. We received advanced sight of the report ahead of publication but decided not to provide comment to the press ahead of the morning papers on the basis we did not want … Continue reading Who’s to blame for in-work poverty? →

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