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. 

14 Tips to Help You Reduce Condensation in your Property

Condensation occurs when warm air collides with cold surfaces, or when there's too much humidity in your home and creates water - water which collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. While condensation itself isn't a problem, if it's not treated, it can cause damp patches to form where mould can grow. Envirovent has compiled a list of tips to pass on to your tenants so that they can reduce the amount of condensation forming in their homes.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 25/05/2022
14 Tips to Help You Reduce Condensation in your Property

The Landlord's Essential Guide to Garden Maintenance

With summer just around the corner, tenants will be starting to make more use of any outdoor space, and as plants, lawns and weeds grow more rapidly at this time of year, gardens will be in need of extra maintenance. So NRLA deposit protection provider, mydeposits has put together a timely guide to garden maintenance and how to avoid any end-of-tenancy issues that might arise.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 23/05/2022
The Landlord's Essential Guide to Garden Maintenance

Q&A: Get to know NRLA adviser Craig

In the latest of our meet the team blogs, get to know one of our advisers, Craig Purvis, one of several advisers on the landlord advice team who provides advice on tenancy regulations in Wales.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 20/05/2022
Q&A: Get to know NRLA adviser Craig

Dementia Action Week 2022: Housing and adaptations

This week is Dementia Action Week, an annual campaign run by the Alzheimer's Society. The NRLA continues to work with and support the Alzheimerâs Society as part of our accessibility and adaptations campaigning work.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 19/05/2022
Dementia Action Week 2022: Housing and adaptations

HR Top Tips

NRLA business members have free and instant access to specialist advice to support you with managing your business, from our partner Croner Business Support. Over here, Croner advisors address some of the most common queries they receive via their advice lines.

Helpful Tips Deborah Manktelow 16/05/2022
HR Top Tips

A Case of Rent Arrears

Whilst most tenancies run smoothly, some will result in deposit disputes, causing unforeseen costs, worries and delays. Dispute over cleaning are among the most common. Here Sandy Bastin of TDS reveals what to do to protect yourself.

Helpful Tips Sandy Bastin 13/05/2022
A Case of Rent Arrears

How to Prove Your Rented Property is Safe for Habitation

As amendments to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm legislation loom for rented properties later this year, we look at how inventory reporting is critical for demonstrating healthy human habitation in tenancies. Here Richard Abbots tells us how to keep your rental properties safe.

Helpful Tips Richard Abbots 13/05/2022
How to Prove Your Rented Property is Safe for Habitation

How could different types of tenants affect my insurance policy?

There are as many types of tenants as there are rental properties. Who you, as a landlord, chooses to rent to - or the type of tenant your property attracts - depends on many factors including your own preferences, the type of property you are renting and the location of the property.

Helpful Tips Jack Vlasto 13/05/2022
How could different types of tenants affect my insurance policy?

How to Prevent Cleaning Disputes at the end of Tenancy

Whilst most tenancies do run smoothly, some will unfortunately result in deposit disputes, causing landlords unforeseen costs, worries and delays. Fortunately, being aware of the common causes of deposit disputes can help landlords avoid common pitfalls. Sandy Bastin of NRLA partner TDS explains more.

Helpful Tips Sandy Bastin 05/05/2022
How to Prevent Cleaning Disputes at the end of Tenancy

What will Legal Expenses and Rent Guarantee insurance cover?

As a landlord, tenants defaulting on rent is always a risk - even if you have done all you can as a landlord to mitigate against it by carrying out rigorous tenant checks and references.

Helpful Tips Jack Vlasto 21/04/2022
What will Legal Expenses and Rent Guarantee insurance cover?