Helpful Tips

Whether you're looking for useful tips to ensure your rental property is safe and secure if your tenants are heading away, or you just want to learn more about what you can do to improve its kerb-appeal, then you're in the right place. Our helpful tips section covers anything from practical step-by-step advice on completing maintenance jobs, to useful tips on completing self-assessment tax returns. 

Common Covid-19 financial scams to be aware of

The ten most common scams relating to coronavirus have been revealed by trade body UK Finance this week, including one scam involving fake council tax reduction emails. We take a look at how to identify if something is actually a scam, and what to do about it.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 30/07/2020
Common Covid-19 financial scams to be aware of

Spring Property Maintenance Guide

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 24/07/2020
Spring Property Maintenance Guide

Call of the week: Anti-social behaviour

Helpful Tips NRLA Advice Line 10/07/2020
Call of the week: Anti-social behaviour

Covid-19: Vital arrears advice could keep landlords out of court

Arrears guidance created by the NRLA and with industry-wide backing could help landlords keep tenants in their homes and avoid lengthy court waits. The NRLA, the Chartered Institute of Housing, The Property Redress Scheme, My Deposits, the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and ARLA Propertymark are all backing the new guide to help landlords and tenants come to mutually beneficial arrangements over arrears.

Helpful Tips Sally Walmsley 09/07/2020
Covid-19: Vital arrears advice could keep landlords out of court

How to: Deal with common garden pests

Annoyed by ants? Worried about a wasps nest? Our "How to" blog this week takes a look at how to deal with common household pests. NRLA members are eligible to receive a free Tradepoint discount card, and can get a 5% discount on most purchases in TradePoint and B&Q.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 01/07/2020
How to: Deal with common garden pests

How to: Paint like a pro three ways

When it comes to painting a rental property, some landlords may prefer to hire a professional painter and decorator to do this-others may decide to do paint themselves especially if only a minor touch up is needed. In this blog we explore three ways painting just like a pro.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 28/06/2020
How to: Paint like a pro three ways

Coronavirus: Your video guide to the new letting rules

Legislation changes this week have seen the housing market re-opened, with landlords now permitted to hold viewings and allow tenants to move in and out of rental homes. NRLA Policy and Campaigns Director Chris Norris has put together a short video for landlords outlining their responsibilities, what has changed and what they need to know going forward.

Helpful Tips Sally Walmsley 14/06/2020
Coronavirus: Your video guide to the new letting rules

Covid-19 and deposits - what you need to know by Alison MacDougall

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 06/05/2020
Covid-19 and deposits - what you need to know by Alison MacDougall

Call of the week: Can the broadband be fixed

A member gave us a call recently with a question about whether an engineer could visit their rental property to help tenants' with a broadband issue, given the lockdown.

Helpful Tips NRLA Advice Line 16/04/2020
Call of the week: Can the broadband be fixed

TEN reasons why renting to students is a good idea

It is a great time to be a student landlord. Following a slight decline in the number of university applications from UK students, UK applications rose for the first time in three years in early 2019, with the rise being attributed to Brexit uncertainty.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 31/07/2019
TEN reasons why renting to students is a good idea