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. 

Mental health awareness week: Breathing spaces and mental health

Landlords and tenants have been put under significant pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many have lost income and some lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, causing significant stress which is in turn impacting their mental health.

Helpful Tips Rhianna Abrey 14/05/2021
Mental health awareness week: Breathing spaces and mental health

Wear and tear-is it fair?

This guide provided by NRLA partners My Deposits covers what landlords need to know about fair wear, including whether damage to the property falls under the umbrella of the term. Learn more about what is considered normal wear and tear in a rental property, and keeping wear and tear to a minimum.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 10/05/2021
Wear and tear-is it fair?

The complete guide to protecting your property from malicious damage

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 05/05/2021
The complete guide to protecting your property from malicious damage

Landlord recovers 100% of her rent arrears by using PRS tenancy mediation

Helpful Tips Mike Morgan 03/05/2021
Landlord recovers 100% of her rent arrears by using PRS tenancy mediation

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 06/05/2021
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

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

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

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%