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  Alongside the consultation on the abolition of Section 21, the Government is…
  Were 2019 a regular run of the mill year, with Parliament prorogued ahead of the next Queen…
  Beginning a new tenancy is a great opportunity to learn from past mistakes and get…
  Despite the political uncertainty, the expectation is that the political parties will go…
  After the news that the government planned to abolish 'no-fault evictions', our postcard…
  After the news that the government planned to abolish 'no-fault evictions', our postcard…
Private rental properties have almost doubled in the past few years which means that for landlords…
When your tenant gets in touch to tell you they’ve got mould growing on the wall, it’s time to take…
Can a business be run from rented property? With the growth of the short-term work contracts, and…
On the face of it, letting property to a member of your own family might seem like a no-brainer:…
A new report, produced in conjunction with Surviving Economic Abuse, the Domestic Abuse Housing…
  Who is responsible for blocked drains? It's the job that nobody wants. Your tenant is…
  Carpets may not be top of many lists when home hunters are looking for a rental…
It’s fair to say that both landlords and tenants have a lot to think about when beginning their…
How to avoid renting to cannabis farmers  Potential cannabis farmers don’t fit into…
  In this guest blog, Alex Cook, Partner at Helix Law explains why sometimes…
How long does it take for bailiffs to evict tenants? A bailiff is involved in evicting tenants…
By Tom Say, campaigns manager Being forced to a food bank or becoming homeless is an experience…
A New Deal for Renting: Resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and…
  The NLA supports the Welsh Government in their objective to achieve net…
The NLA Policy team is leading a project to look at how landlords can be supported to offer…
  The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity in Westminster – from Theresa…
  The inevitable has come to pass. Boris, the archetypal Eton Mess, has been installed behind…
On 30 July the NLA convened representatives from the fire service, local and central…
  It is a great time to be a student landlord. Following a slight decline in the number of…
  One of the most common issues members raise with us is why the NLA doesn’t get …
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  What is the government doing? The month of July typically sees Westminster slow down…
  Jake McKey, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, has been working with the…
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Why do we need landlords to be dementia friendly? People with dementia want to live in their own…
From 1 October 2018 all landlords in England with assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) need to comply…
  Chris Norris, Director of Policy and Practice at the NLA talks us through the month's ups…
Since 2002, the private rental sector (PRS) in England has doubled in size to around 19–20 per cent…
Today is World No-Tobacco Day, when the public is informed of the dangers of using tobacco, the…
With the announcement to repeal section 21, the government has promised that it will make…
The buy-to-let world has been thrown into confusion as landlords worry about what rights they will…
As with any job, being a landlord comes with its fair share of stressful situations. Research…
Landlords have lost faith in Section 8, so are using Section 21 as a backstop. Below are five…
One of the more interesting aspects of representing landlords is the variety of seemingly unrelated…
With the impending introduction of the Tenant Fees Act, we asked the NLA Telephone Advice Line…
Last year’s sweltering summer saw soaring subsidence claims, with several insurers reporting that…
This week marks National Gardening Week - the country’s biggest celebration of gardening and a time…
  Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), also called multi-lets, have proved lucrative for…
A recent study by Santander found that parents of both primary and secondary school pupils would be…
The clocks went forward on Sunday, meaning spring is well and truly under way.…
Today is World Water Day, an annual event which focuses on the importance of freshwater and…
  The Home Office has released a hard-hitting video as part of its Fire Kills campaign, which…
We’re so pleased to announce that we’ve been approved to offer a total loss client money protection…
  Who knows more: NLA members or the general landlord population? NLA Recognised…
  Fire safety: a landlord's responsibility Fire safety within your rental property is of the…
  Landlords and Legionnaires Disease Landlords have a duty of care to the tenants they house…
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Last week, landlords from all over the country joined us in Westminster for an evening of…
Some recent research conducted by YouGov for the National Landlords Association (NLA) found that 49…
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  This month, Director of Policy and Practice Chris Norris discusses the latest of the NLA’s…
Until you delve deeper, many people think that agreements are all the same, but it is…
  The letting market is changing as technology takes over, policymakers legislate and…
  NLA to partner with the Smart Home Expo We are delighted to announce our official…
  Have you missed the self-assessment deadline? It is estimated by HM Revenue & Customs…
  Developing a good relationship with tenants can only be beneficial for landlords. Getting…
  For most tenants and landlords in the PRS, the relationship between them is simply a…
  It appears every week: house prices rising, house prices stalling, …
Is there a demand for these types of tenancies? Demand for such tenancies has increased in recent…
  We've created a General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) guide on how the new legislation…
By Jake McKey, NLA Policy Officer What’s the detail of the changes? Since the Bill was introduced…
  Do you rent to students? Perhaps your rentals aren’t standard. If so, you might need a…
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 is due to come into force on 20 March 2019. Have…
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  This month, NLA Director of Policy and Practice Chris Norris reassures members…
​ By Amos Kimani – Policy and Public Affairs Executive Having joined the National Landlords…
By Jake McKey, NLA Policy Officer After months of debate and uncertainty for landlords, the final…
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) have released a report on reforming the private…
In terms of protecting your tenants’ safety, a good landlord needs to bear in mind that registering…
In our most recent podcast, Richard Blanco was joined by Superintendent Adam Thompson where…
  The value of energy efficient properties Offering energy efficient properties in the…
A start-up that mixes house hunting for landlords and tenants with the swipe left/swipe…
  Your tenant is being pursued by bailiffs looking to seize goods for outstanding payments -…
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  Find out why the NLA will not stop fighting the government to tweak legislation that could…
  With Brexit looming and Section 24 continuing to reduce margins, what does the market have…
A letting agent’s job is to make the renting of a property easier for the owner. Letting agents…
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Everyone wants to know what the future holds. We're no different, so Chris Norris has gazed into…
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  Last year over 16,000 people submitted their tax returns over the Christmas period…
In 2014, the Government introduced regulations to establish uniformity among suppliers in the way…
  If you have done preparatory work to your properties in the autumn months, you shouldn’t…
Happy tenants make happy landlords, and a few simple gestures can go a long way towards creating…
  Find out the latest on the Tenant Fees Bill, and how we're working with the government to…
Everyone wants the end of a tenancy to go smoothly. Tenants want to be able to move without too…
Debate in Westminster today is focussing on section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions. Many organisations…
Landlords often face some consternation when deciding if they will let to someone on Housing…
As the number of tenants in the private rented sector continues to grow, so do the demands for pet…
For landlords, section 8 has become a time consuming and expensive process with a distinct lack of…
  The Grenfell Tower fire has forced a change in fire-safety rules. Find out what it means…
Although light on announcements for landlords, statements around personal tax (including the…
  Chris Norris, NLA director of policy and practice, is calling on all members this month to…
Advice Line expert Catherine Behdad highlights 6 critical pointers for landlords of student…
From October, rules set out in the Deregulation Act requiring landlords in England to issue…
This week is Gas Safety Week. Gas Safe Register’s latest research reveals that just over half of…
1) The issue: NLA backs Humber Landlords Association in High Court challenge to Hull City Council…
With the winter weather set to begin, many homes will experience frozen pipes, heating not working…
  Looking back at the NLA’s 2017 New Year blog, you would be forgiven to think that time…
  An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document showing the potential …