Articles by Victoria Barker

Wage subsidy will help renters, but more support is needed: Chancellor publishes Winter Economy Plan

A new job support scheme and an extension to the self-employment income support scheme are among the announcements included in Rishi Sunaks Winter Economy Plan, published today.

Industry News Victoria Barker 24/09/2020
Wage subsidy will help renters, but more support is needed: Chancellor publishes Winter Economy Plan

WATCH: Fire Door Safety Week 2020 - what landlords need to know

This week it is the annual Fire Door Safety Week. The annual awareness week is now in its seventh year. Organised by the British Woodworking Federation with several industry partners, the campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of the vital role that fire doors play in protecting life and property.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 24/09/2020
WATCH: Fire Door Safety Week 2020 - what landlords need to know

NRLA calls make headlines

The NRLA has made national headlines in newspapers and on TV and radio following campaigns around the evictions ban and additional support for landlords and tenants affected by Covid-19.

Industry News Victoria Barker 23/09/2020
NRLA calls make headlines

Landlords urged to respond to licensing consultations

The NRLA is urging landlords to respond to local authority licensing consultations.

Industry News Victoria Barker 22/09/2020
Landlords urged to respond to licensing consultations

Pictures: Landlord and NHS worker homeless due to evictions ban

For A & E worker Kelly, her work treating patients on the frontline has never been busier. But the twelve hour shifts spent wearing full protective clothing are not the only strains on Kelly right now. She is currently sleeping in a shed at the bottom of her parents garden, and has been homeless for six months.

Member Stories Victoria Barker 16/09/2020
Pictures: Landlord and NHS worker homeless due to evictions ban

Breaking: Notice periods extended in Wales but there will be some concessions

Landlords in Wales must give tenants six months notice by default of their intension to gain possession in most cases until 31st March 2021, Welsh Housing Minister Julie James announced today. The temporary extension to the notice period had been due to expire at the end of this month. However there are some concessions to the new notice period following extensive NRLA campaigning.

Breaking News Victoria Barker 15/09/2020
Breaking: Notice periods extended in Wales but there will be some concessions

Gas Safety Week 2020: What landlords need to know

This week is the tenth Gas Safety Week, an annual week coordinated by the Gas Safe Register, with landlords being reminded of their obligations when it comes to keeping tenants safe. The NRLA has a vast range of resources including courses for landlords to learn more about gas safety.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 14/09/2020
Gas Safety Week 2020: What landlords need to know

Landlord and young family left living in cramped house due to evictions ban- TKs story

In December, landlord TMK needed to move back into his rental property with his family, ahead of the birth of his second son. Despite serving notice on his tenants in January, the tenants are still living at his property, not paying rent, and leaving TMK and his young family living in a cramped house with his parents.

Member Stories Victoria Barker 14/09/2020
Landlord and young family left living in cramped house due to evictions ban- TKs story

Forum Spotlight: Cleaning arguments in HMO

Our forum is a brilliant place to ask questions and share experiences with other landlords. A member posted on our forum recently looking for advice and experiences of other landlords around tenants in her HMO who often have arguments.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 09/09/2020
Forum Spotlight: Cleaning arguments in HMO

Rentguards Guide to HMO Insurance for Landlords

If you are letting a property to multiple tenants, this may make it a house in multiple occupation (HMO). When this is the case, there are factors to be aware of that might not apply to a standard residential let, such as specific HMO insurance. In this blog Rentgaurd explain more about HMO Insurance for landlords.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 06/09/2020
Rentguards Guide to HMO Insurance for Landlords