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To New-build or Not to New-Build?

NLA Blog - 24 February 2017 - 9:23am
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 - 10:47am
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 - 11:41am
  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 - 1:23pm
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 - 10:53am
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 - 11:34am
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 - 9:19am
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 - 3:06pm
  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 - 2:50pm
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? →

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 →

NLA Rent Protect covers unpaid rental income of up to £2,500 per month for unpai...

Facebook - 22 June 2015 - 9:24am
NLA Rent Protect covers unpaid rental income of up to £2,500 per month for unpaid rental income.

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Communicating with your tenants is essential. #PRS #lettings #BestPractice #land...

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Communicating with your tenants is essential. #PRS #lettings #BestPractice #landlord

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NLA Property Services is a one stop solution to a more energy efficient & cheape...

Facebook - 18 June 2015 - 8:19am
NLA Property Services is a one stop solution to a more energy efficient & cheaper to run home.

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Are you for or against rent control as a solution to the housing crisis? New evi...

Facebook - 17 June 2015 - 5:50pm
Are you for or against rent control as a solution to the housing crisis? New evidence against rent controls has been published today by London School of Economics and Political Science, looking at examples from around the world where rent control and other regulatory policies are in place.

http://www.landlords.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/required-reading-labour-leadership-hopefuls-rent-control-not-the-easy-answer


Required reading for Labour leadership hopefuls: rent control is not the easy answer | National...
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Rent controls and similar policies which are thought to work well in other countries cannot be easily replicated in the UK’s private rented sector, according to findings from a new interim report by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).The interim report, published on the day t…
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