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Getting to know you….

NLA Blog - 1 December 2016 - 4:29pm
The NLA exists to support private landlords, we do this in a lot of practical ways including giving advice, lobbying policy makers, providing insurance, training, discounted services and providing opportunities for networking; to name just a few. Irrespective of the activity or the service; at the core of everything we do is the need to … Continue reading Getting to know you…. →

How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord

NLA Blog - 30 November 2016 - 2:47pm
What does a landlord actually do? I know, perhaps a stupid question (and don’t we live in an era full of them), but every once in a while it could be worth asking. In the simplest terms, a landlord provides the use of a dwelling for an agreed-upon fee. And while the term ‘landlord’ may … Continue reading How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord →

Letting Fee Bombshell Hits Private Rented Sector

NLA Blog - 23 November 2016 - 1:54pm
Its Autumn Statement day today, giving the new Chancellor his first chance to put his mark on the post-Brexit economy. Many landlords have bad memories of Autumn Statements and Budgets as it was the 2015 Budget at which then-Chancellor George Osborne revealed his plans to restrict tax relief on landlords’ finance costs and the 2015 … Continue reading Letting Fee Bombshell Hits Private Rented Sector →

November 23rd: Judgement Day for Mortgage Interest Relief?

NLA Blog - 17 November 2016 - 1:30pm
A Statement is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as a “definite or clear expression of something in speech or writing”.  Yet as we approach this year’s Autumn Statement it is very hard to definitively predict what, if anything, this Chancellor might announce regarding the Private Rented Sector (PRS).  All we can see in our … Continue reading November 23rd: Judgement Day for Mortgage Interest Relief? →

The 5 Crimes that could be taking place in your property

NLA Blog - 16 November 2016 - 1:23pm
What your tenants get up to in their own home is completely up to them. However, private rented accommodation is commonly targeted for illegal activity, so we’ve outlined five common crimes that could be happening in one of your properties right now – and how you can prevent and deal with them.   Subletting Subletting … Continue reading The 5 Crimes that could be taking place in your property →

Maximum 5 Year Jail Sentence for Landlords Failing Immigration Checks

NLA Blog - 9 November 2016 - 11:05am
At the Conservative Party conference last month the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, made a speech about immigration: “Today, I am announcing that from December, landlords who knowingly rent out property to people who have no right to be here will be committing a criminal offence. They could go to prison” And so we found out … Continue reading Maximum 5 Year Jail Sentence for Landlords Failing Immigration Checks →

Quarterly Tax Returns for Landlords?

NLA Blog - 3 November 2016 - 12:51pm
There was a big uproar following last year’s Autumn Statement, in which the then-Chancellor George Osborne outlined plans to “Make Tax Digital” for the self-employed and small businesses by 2018. It sparked a great deal of concern from many sectors, and a petition to reverse the plans reached over 114,504 signatures leading to a debate … Continue reading Quarterly Tax Returns for Landlords? →

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

NLA Blog - 24 October 2016 - 10:00am
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 to landlords. The NLA had been provisionally supportive of the previous draft of the Bill … Continue reading Homelessness Reduction Bill changed and it’s bad news for landlords →

Ten Ways to Add Value to your Property

NLA Blog - 10 October 2016 - 1:01pm
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 you can make a property more desirable, and thus maximise your earnings. Robert Nichols, Managing … Continue reading Ten Ways to Add Value to your Property →

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

NLA Blog - 5 October 2016 - 3:01pm
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 policy. Listening to her speech, and reading in between the lines, the Prime Minister mentions … Continue reading New Housing White Paper announced – could a May led Conservative Government be more interventionist in the PRS? →

A Waste of a Blog Post

NLA Blog - 30 September 2016 - 3:05pm
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 a week (if you’re lucky) and empty your bins as an act of kindness, out … Continue reading A Waste of a Blog Post →

Social Housing Evictions Higher than in Private Housing

NLA Blog - 14 September 2016 - 12:34pm
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 expensive, poor value and, ultimately, unstable. Repossessions – or evictions – we are reminded are … Continue reading Social Housing Evictions Higher than in Private Housing →

Tenants on the starboard bow……

NLA Blog - 8 September 2016 - 12:35pm
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 – in 2020. Drinking from the ‘astronomically’ priced mini-bar whilst orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles … Continue reading Tenants on the starboard bow…… →

New Bill Gives Hope to Landlords Regaining Possession

NLA Blog - 7 September 2016 - 2:40pm
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 - 12:39pm
  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 - 3:38pm
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 →

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