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. 

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

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

The Big Question: Do your tenants have free rein when it comes to the garden?

When it comes to gardening, do you allow your tenants to have free rein? We are asking you what you think as part of our Big Question feature in the Spring edition of member magazine Property.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 04/01/2021
The Big Question: Do your tenants have free rein when it comes to the garden?

How to use our Refer a Friend scheme

A useful guide on how to use our Refer a Friend scheme to start saving on membership fees.

Helpful Tips NRLA Advice Line 13/12/2020
How to use our Refer a Friend scheme

Watch: Common winter property hazards and how to avoid them

Winter is on the way, and in this video NRLA adviser James Harvie shares some of the common winter property hazards, and the practical steps landlords and tenants can take to avoid them.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 04/12/2020
Watch: Common winter property hazards and how to avoid them