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. 

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

A-Z of landlord property claims

NRLA partners Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance have released an A to Z of property claims eBook 2.0 for landlords. Our at-a-glance infographic gives you a great overview of what the eBook contains.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 06/09/2021
A-Z of landlord property claims

The Big Question: how do you find tenants for your rentals?

Do you use a traditional high street agent to find your tenants, or perhaps you use an online platform? The methods you use to find tenants is the latest topic to come under the microscope in our Big Question feature for NRLA members' magazine, Property.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 08/09/2021
The Big Question: how do you find tenants for your rentals?

Students, tenancy deposits and avoiding disputes

Suzy Hershman, Head of Disputes at NRLA partners mydeposits on student lets, tenancy deposits and advice on avoiding disputes.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 01/09/2021
Students, tenancy deposits and avoiding disputes

Q&A: Get to know NRLA adviser Sam

Our Meet the Adviser blog series is the place where you can get to know some of our advisers as part of our expert advice team a little better. Our advice team is on hand six days a week to help members with a whole host of queries. In this blog, we meet experienced adviser Sam.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 02/08/2021
Q&A: Get to know NRLA adviser Sam

Where to start with: Gardening responsibilities

If you have a garden at your rental property, chances are your tenants have been making the most of it with the recent heatwave. But, when it comes to keeping the garden in good shape, who is responsible, the tenant or the landlord? In this blog we take a closer look at gardening responsibilities.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 14/07/2021
Where to start with: Gardening responsibilities

The complete guide to protecting your property from break-ins

With holidays back on the agenda, your tenants may be heading off for a break, leaving your property empty and potentially vulnerable to break-in. Here, NRLA insurance partners, Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance, share their insights into how you and your tenants can reduce your risks of being broken into.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 02/07/2021
The complete guide to protecting your property from break-ins

Negotiating with your tenants

Suzy Hershman, Head of Dispute Resolution at NRLA partners mydeposits writes about reducing the need for negotiations, how to approach negotiations and avoid a dispute and using evidence to support your claim and what is needed.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 01/07/2021
Negotiating with your tenants

The Big Question: When it comes to repairs are you a DIY-er?

When it comes to keeping your properties in top condition are you a DIY-er, or do you have a team of trusted tradesmen behind you? This is the subject of our latest Big Question feature for NRLA members' magazine, Property.

Helpful Tips Sally Walmsley 09/06/2021
The Big Question: When it comes to repairs are you a DIY-er?