We have just learned from the Department for Work and Pensions that LHA rates are to be frozen from April this year. Officials are saying that this is an "immediate change" to prepare for the pegging of LHA rates to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation in 2013. However, it is not something landlords knew … Continue reading Breaking: LHA rates to be frozen from April 2012
From our Save Housing campaign against Article 4 directions to our NLA Landlord Live show, it has been another busy year at the National Landlords Association. Let’s take a look back on this year’s big stories and how they impacted on the wider private-rented sector… 2011 started with our Saving Housing in Portsmouth campaign – … Continue reading It’s been a busy year…
The NLA is proud to support Crisis at Christmas.This is the second year we have chosen to support Crisis with their Crisis at Christmas campaign. Like most offices our staff usually do a little Christmas fundraising to support local charities - the Membership team have a tasty Christmas tradition revolving around homemade sweet things (this … Continue reading Spreading some Christmas cheer
As landlords, we do not have any responsibility for our tenants’ finances. However, if our tenants gets into financial difficulty they may struggle to pay the rent – which is very much our concern! In my years as a landlord I’ve learned what to look out for and am usually able to pick up the … Continue reading Marion talks money
Renting is becoming the preferred choice of tenure for more and more people. Even Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, having tied the knot in a spectacular ceremony at Westminster Abbey are now renting a cottage on Anglesey where William is serving 3 years as a Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot at RAF Valley. … Continue reading Getting off to a good start!