Articles by the Advice Team

Call of the Week: Smart Meters

Our advice team recently helped a landlord who had been approached by their tenant, because they wanted to install a smart meter at the rental property. They were looking for some best practice guidance for this scenario and some more information on the different types of smart meters.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 15/07/2021
Call of the Week: Smart Meters

Call of the Week: Move in date change

A member gave us a call this week with a question about the move in date for one of their tenants. Our member and tenant had already agreed a tenancy start date for the 30th July, however the tenant had approached our member to request an earlier move in date.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 09/07/2021
Call of the Week: Move in date change

Call of the Week: Change in tenant in HMO

This week we helped one of our members with a query relating to changing tenants part way through the fixed term of an agreement.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 16/06/2021
Call of the Week: Change in tenant in HMO

Call of the Week: Household pests

This week we were able to help one of our members with a pest problem at their property and how they should go about dealing with it. With the summer well and truly here, the hot weather can increase the likeliness of certain pests such as flies and wasps making an appearance.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 08/06/2021
Call of the Week: Household pests

Call of the week: Holding deposits

It is twelve months since the end of the transitional year following the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act in England. The fees ban was introduced in 2019, and has applied to all tenancies since 1st June 2020. Here's how we recently helped one member learn more about holding deposits and forms required.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 01/06/2021
Call of the week: Holding deposits

Call of the Week: Right to Rent checks

A member got in touch with our expert advice team recently with a question about Right to Rent checks. They understood changes are on the way, and with penalties high for getting such checks wrong, they wanted to learn more about exactly how they should carry out Right to Rent checks in the future.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 13/05/2021
Call of the Week: Right to Rent checks

Call of the Week: Deposits and the Tenant Fees Act

A landlord gave our expert advice team a call recently with a question about deposits and a prospective tenant who has a cat. They are aware that the rules around deposits have changed since 2016, and gave our advice team a call to double check the amount of deposit they'd be able to charge, since they are keen to re-let the property to the new tenant from June.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 07/05/2021
Call of the Week: Deposits and the Tenant Fees Act

Call of the Week: Garden maintenance

This week as the weather begins to brighten up, we were able to assist one of our members with a query relating to the garden of their rental property. It is important to make sure you know where you stand when it comes to the garden to avoid potential disputes over the maintenance and upkeep of the garden.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 21/04/2021
Call of the Week: Garden maintenance

Call of the Week: Inspections and coronavirus

This week we helped one landlord member with a query relating to accessing their property. As the lockdown begins to ease in England, many of us will be grateful to be able to head back to the shops, the gym, or the pub. One of our members had a question around the best way for them to arrange a gas safety inspection at their property.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 16/04/2021
Call of the Week: Inspections and coronavirus

Call of the week: Types of HMO licence

A member gave us a call recently with a question about whether they would need to have an additional House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence for a property they are considering letting out.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 06/04/2021
Call of the week: Types of HMO licence