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. 

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?

Make your voice heard in new Welsh tenancies consultation

In this final blog in a series focusing on the new kind of tenancy agreements being brought in next year by the Welsh Government, the NRLA explains what a supplementary term means in these agreements will mean and how landlords use them.

Helpful Tips Calum Davies 08/06/2021
Make your voice heard in new Welsh tenancies consultation

New Welsh tenancy agreements: what is a fundamental term?

Following on from our last blog on the Welsh Government consultation on the new model occupational contracts, this blog looks at what a fundamental term of these agreements is and why they are not as straightforward as they may sound.

Helpful Tips Calum Davies 01/06/2021
New Welsh tenancy agreements: what is a fundamental term?

Q&A: Get to know NRLA adviser Rachel

We are delighted to launch a brand new blog series 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, from tenancy legislation updates to practical advice on property management. In this blog, we meet experienced adviser Rachel.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 27/05/2021
Q&A: Get to know NRLA adviser Rachel

Where to start with: Gaining access

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 10/05/2021
Where to start with: Gaining access

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?