Call of the week
NRLA members can access unlimited advice and support from our advice team. Our weekly Call of the Week blog features how our advice team has helped a member find the solution to their query. The most recent Call of the Week articles can be read below-please note date of article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week our advice team helped a member learn more about creating a new tenancy, and the documents they need to give.
This week the advice line were able to help one of our members with a question relating to the Breathing Space legislation that is coming into force in May this year. This legislation, its full name being The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, or the Breathing Space regs for short, introduces the concept of a Breathing Space.
A landlord gave our team a call this week with a question around regulated tenancies and the upcoming Renters Reform Bill.
A landlord recently gave our landlord advice team a call with a query they had about renewing a tenancy agreement. They were coming towards the end of an existing assured shorthold tenancy agreement (AST) with their tenant and wanted advice on renewing the agreement for another fixed term, or whether the tenancy should just roll on.
This week our advice team helped a member who called up with a question about Right to Rent checks and Brexit.