Ahead of the Portico Estate Agents and National Landlord Association (NLA) Annual Landlord Seminar in London on Wednesday 21st November, we are undertaking some research to understand exactly what’s on tenant’s minds right now. Covering all sorts of topics, from Brexit to why people are or aren’t climbing onto the property ladder, the questionnaire aims to … Continue reading Guest blog: Want to know what’s really on your tenant’s mind?
Many student tenants have now departed for the summer to find jobs, internships, or perhaps to travel. Regardless of what they’re now doing, if you have an empty property for the summer then now is the best time to check what needs to be done and to fix any problems before your next tenants move … Continue reading Student accommodation empty over summer?
Picking the right tenants can mean the difference between an incident-free tenancy and problems further down the line. From background checks to meeting face to face, landlord and NLA adviser Sally Blunt considers the steps landlords can take to find tenants who are a safe bet. Take your time Don’t be rushed into getting … Continue reading A landlord’s view: 9 steps to choosing the right tenants
Today’s publication of the interim report from LSE, commissioned by the NLA debunks the myth that rent control is a golden bullet, easy to implement and guaranteed to work in the UK. The launch comes on the day that the four Labour candidates aspiring to be leader (and potentially our next Prime Minster) go head-to-head … Continue reading Is the grass always greener on the other side?
Matthew Oliver, NLA's Parliamentary Officer, outlines what the changes will mean. In a written ministerial statement, the government yesterday announced the areas where they will be piloting the Immigration Act Landlords Scheme. This is the scheme where landlords are required to check the immigration status of tenants, as prescribed in the Immigration Act. What do … Continue reading Right to rent checks are being rolled out – how will you be affected?