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. 

Where to start with: Renewing a tenancy

We are excited to launch a brand new 'where to start with' series, which will take a look at some of the key topics and issues landlords are facing, and where to start with in addressing them. In the first blog in this series, we take a look at where to start with renewing a tenancy.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 14/04/2021
Where to start with: Renewing a tenancy

Tips and advice for taking on a tenant with a pet

This month is national pet month, which means one thing only, we're talking pets!

Helpful Tips Rhianna Abrey 09/04/2021
Tips and advice for taking on a tenant with a pet

How to paint like a pro three ways

Want to learn more about the technique to painting a wall like a professional, or perhaps how to paint a door and ensure a smooth finish? You’re in the right place. Remember - NRLA members can benefit from a 10% discount on most items at B & Q, including paint, thanks to the NRLA's partnership with TradePoint.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 29/03/2021
How to paint like a pro three ways

Using photographs and videos as dispute evidence

NRLA deposit protection provider, mydeposits, write about about property inventories, why including visual media is so important and, how good images can make all the difference if you need to rely on them to resolve end of tenancy negotiations and disputes.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 02/03/2021
Using photographs and videos as dispute evidence

A welcomed spring clean - carrying out property maintenance during Covid-19

NRLA partner, Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance share their useful guidance for landlords on how to carry out spring property maintenance despite the continued Covid-19 restrictions.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 01/03/2021
A welcomed spring clean - carrying out property maintenance during Covid-19

How to improve your EPC to C or above and reduce energy costs up to 60%

Landlord James Tanner and wife Tatiana are passionate about energy efficiency. Following the completion of an eco-retrofit on an Edwardian house - which they carried out while retaining the original period features - they have written a checklist for landlords, detailing low-cost improvements that can have a significant impact on the energy efficiency of rental homes

Helpful Tips James Tanner 25/02/2021
How to improve your EPC to C or above and reduce energy costs up to 60%

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 07/02/2021

The complete guide to protecting your rental property from storms

Stormy weather is not unusual in the winter and there has been an increase in severe storms in recent years. This guide from NRLA partners Hamilton Fraser covers what landlords can do to prepare for a storm, and what landlords should do if their rental property is hit by a storm.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 01/02/2021
The complete guide to protecting your rental property from storms

Property inventories - why prevention is better than cure

Prevention being better than cure is not a new concept, in fact it's been around since the 16th Century and has been a mantra for the NHS for a few years now.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 21/01/2021
Property inventories - why prevention is better than cure

Self-assessment tax deadline fast approaching

Landlords are reminded that the deadline to file their self-assessment tax returns is fast approaching.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 06/01/2021
Self-assessment tax deadline fast approaching