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. 

The Big Question: Do you bundle utility bills in with the rent or are your tenants responsible for paying their own bills?

Do you bundle utility bills in with the rent, or perhaps your tenants are responsible for paying their own water, gas and electric bills? The topic is the latest to come under the microscope in our Big Question feature for NRLA members' magazine, Property.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 17/11/2021
The Big Question: Do you bundle utility bills in with the rent or are your tenants responsible for paying their own bills?

Renting to Hong Kong British Nationals (BNO)

The NRLA have given several presentations with Regional Strategic Migration Partnerships on how Hong Kong British Nationals can gain access to accommodation in the Private Rented Sector. Find out more about what landlords need to consider.

Helpful Tips Tim Thomas 12/11/2021
Renting to Hong Kong British Nationals (BNO)

The landlord's essential guide to periodic property inspections

Suzy Hershman of NRLA partners my deposits shares the landlord's essential guide to periodic property inspections.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 27/10/2021
The landlord's essential guide to periodic property inspections

TEN dos and donts for student landlords

We are excited to launch our new series of content aimed at student landlords. From why you shouldn't take a retainer, to how to stay ahead of student rental design trends, in this blog NRLA policy manager James Wood shares ten 'dos' and 'donts' when it comes to renting to students.

Helpful Tips James Wood 01/11/2021
TEN dos and donts for student landlords

The complete guide to preventing burst pipes in your rental property

Burst pipes can cause devastating damage to property, leading to flooding and mould, destroying valued possessions, and potentially leaving people without water and putting them out of their homes. In this guide NRLA partners Hamilton Fraser Landlord Insurance cover what landlords can do to prevent a burst pipe.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 01/11/2021
The complete guide to preventing burst pipes in your rental property

Blog: How landlords can support the resettlement of Afghan nationals into the UK?

Many of us have been greatly affected by the sight of Afghan nationals attempting to flee their country following its takeover by the new Taliban government.

Helpful Tips Tim Thomas 26/10/2021
Blog: How landlords can support the resettlement of Afghan nationals into the UK?

Smart Meter Awareness Week: What landlords need to know

This week is the inaugural Smart Meter Awareness Week. The week, organised by Smart Energy GB, aims to raise awareness and understanding of smart meters within the private rented sector.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 19/10/2021
Smart Meter Awareness Week: What landlords need to know

A landlord's guide to protecting multiple properties

As a landlord it is crucial to protect your investment, and for landlords who own several rental properties, this is doubly - triply, quadruply - true. In this blog, NRLA partners Rentguard explain a landlord's guide to protecting multiple properties.

Helpful Tips Jack Vlasto 05/10/2021
A landlord's guide to protecting multiple properties

FAQs on property adaptations

There is a growing demand for adapted properties. With an ageing population, and an increased share of total housing stock, private landlords need to be ready to cater for a wider range of needs than they traditionally have.

Helpful Tips Alexandra Williams 17/09/2021
FAQs on property adaptations

Gas Safety Week 2021: Everything landlords need to know

The week of the 13-19th September is the eleventh Gas Safety Week, an annual week coordinated by the Gas Safe Register, with landlords being reminded of their gas safety obligations.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 13/09/2021
Gas Safety Week 2021: Everything landlords need to know