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All Change! Scottish PRS in 2016

NLA Blog - 28 April 2016 - 1:05pm
The Scottish private rented sector is in for a massive shake up in 2016, with an overhaul of tenancies and the (possible) introduction of rent controls. It is important for landlords with properties in Scotland to get to grips with the … Continue reading →

Wales – The PRS in 2016 and Beyond

NLA Blog - 21 April 2016 - 2:18pm
A lot of change is happening in Wales this year, and it is important that landlords stay up to date. Below are the main issues of which members with property in Wales should be aware. Rent Smart Wales Rent Smart … Continue reading →

The Housing Bill: Landlords out of the cross-hairs?

NLA Blog - 14 April 2016 - 11:21am
It would appear that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) didn’t get Osborne’s memo about shafting landlords to the hilt. The Housing & Planning Bill that is currently working its way through the House of Lords actually includes some … Continue reading →

What do you think of private rental market statistics?

NLA Blog - 11 April 2016 - 12:30pm
By Gary Trent, PRS Stakeholder Lead, Valuation Office Agency. Statistics on the Private Rented Sector (PRS) can be an invaluable resource.  They give a real insight into sector trends and the wider market beyond our own experience. However, it’s not … Continue reading →

Deposits at risk: Green and Lib Dem tackle the PRS in London

NLA Blog - 5 April 2016 - 4:32pm
This week saw the launch of two more manifestos from London Mayoral hopefuls: Lib Dem Caroline Pidgeon AM, and the Greens’ Sian Berry. Time to delve in to the PRS policies of some more (albeit less likely) contenders.   Catch … Continue reading →

Tenants’ Right to Request Energy Efficiency Improvements

NLA Blog - 1 April 2016 - 11:43am
From today (April 1st), where a tenant requests their landlord’s consent to make energy efficiency improvements, the landlord may not unreasonably refuse consent. This is part of the drive to make the PRS more energy efficient, and is the precursor … Continue reading →

Zac Attack!

NLA Blog - 29 March 2016 - 4:06pm
The NLA fear London landlords will be in for a major shake-up whoever is elected. In his newly launched Housing Manifesto, Conservative Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith outlines his plans to “move away from the amateur buy-to-let model” and “make way … Continue reading →

Have you got what it takes to be an NLA Telephone Adviser?

NLA Blog - 24 March 2016 - 10:00am
The NLA is on the hunt for additional Telephone Advisers to join our highly respected and renowned Advice Line, which is expanding due to a swelling membership base. The Advice Line is a key benefit of NLA membership and provides … Continue reading →

Don’t be an April fool!

NLA Blog - 21 March 2016 - 10:52am
The first week in April can be a confusing time for businesses – for two important reasons. Tax Ahoy Firstly, it marks the beginning of the new financial (1 April) and fiscal (6 April) years. Awareness of these dates is … Continue reading →

Balls to the EU – will landlords kick us out of Europe?

NLA Blog - 18 March 2016 - 11:53am
It was a bad week in Europe for British clubs with Liverpool and Man City the sole British survivors.  As a Liverpool fan I don’t care about the others frankly, especially as the Premier League is still likely to keep … Continue reading →

Sugar’s taxed, but not so sweet for landlords

NLA Blog - 16 March 2016 - 4:24pm
After last year’s Budget Statement we suggested that if the Chancellor wants to do away with private landlords, he should just come out and say it. Well it looks like we got our wish. Today the Chancellor made it abundantly … Continue reading →

The National Landlords Association is on the lookout for two new Board members – could you be the one we’re looking for?

NLA Blog - 11 March 2016 - 11:58am
Carolyn Uphill, Chairman of the National Landlords Association (NLA). The NLA represents private landlords across the United Kingdom, providing advice, guidance, professional development, and working to affect positive change for both its members and everyone involved in the private rented … Continue reading →

Race for London 2016 – Sadiq Khan

NLA Blog - 10 March 2016 - 4:30pm
Sadiq Khan has fired the starting pistol in the race to become London’s next mayor by being the first to publish an election manifesto. I’d recommend that any landlords living, or letting property in the Capital download a copy at: … Continue reading →

Rumour Has It….

NLA Blog - 9 March 2016 - 3:21pm
  “The storm clouds are clearly gathering in the world economy and that has a consequence for lots of countries including Britain.” George Osborne’s sober assessment of the progress being made in his mission to balance the nation’s books – … Continue reading →

An Inconvenient Truth – helping the facts speak for themselves

NLA Blog - 1 March 2016 - 10:22am
I have been working at the NLA for nearly two years now and many of my friends and family still don’t really know what I do for a living.  Why?  Because I deflect when people ask and change topic.  People’s … Continue reading →

Cymru yn croesawu landlordiaid preifat

NLA Blog - 26 February 2016 - 12:28pm
With a little luck, and a great deal of thanks to an online translator, that should mean Wales welcomes private landlords. Whether you believe this I suspect will depend upon your attitude and exposure to the Private Rented Sector (PRS) … Continue reading →

Budgeting for Disaster

NLA Blog - 25 February 2016 - 10:25am
It’s that time again. The dust has hardly settled from the Autumn Statement, yet we are less than a month from George Osborne dusting off his red box and delivering Budget 2016. Recap In case a reminder is necessary, last … Continue reading →

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

NLA Blog - 19 February 2016 - 2:30pm
We received a wide range of coverage when we reported at the beginning of February that landlord confidence was now worse than during the financial crash. We also received quite a lot of interest, questions, comments and, in some cases, … Continue reading →

Find out where the best Rental Yields are in London

NLA Blog - 5 February 2016 - 12:52pm
This is a guest blog from Portico. Portico has looked at the history of buy-to-let hotspots over the past few years, the current buy-to-let hotspots in London and an incredible amount of data, so we are able to tell you … Continue reading →

Time to Check Compliance

NLA Blog - 1 February 2016 - 4:06pm
Russell Brittain, Electrical & Lighting Buyer at Toolstation, the trade and DIY supplier, discusses the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation From 1 October 2015, private sector landlords have been required to install a smoke alarm on every storey of … Continue reading →
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