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 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

Prevention being better than cure is not a new concept, in fact it's been around since the 16th Century and has been a mantra for the NHS for a few years now.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 21/01/2021
Property inventories - why prevention is better than cure

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?

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

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

The complete fire safety guide for landlords

Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance explore the most common causes of fire, how you can reduce the likelihood of fire, and the fire safety regulations all landlords need to know.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 01/12/2020
The complete fire safety guide for landlords

Blog: The importance of an independent inventory

NRLA partners No Letting Go explain the importance of carrying out an independent inventory.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 01/12/2020
Blog: The importance of an independent inventory

Fire Door Safety Week: Top tips for landlords

This week the seventh fire door safety week takes place. Fire Door Safety week, organised by the British Woodworking Federation, aims to stamp out bad practice and raise awareness of the important role that fire doors play. To mark the week, there are a number of resources for landlords and tenants on the fire door safety website.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 23/09/2019
Fire Door Safety Week: Top tips for landlords

Tenant fees ban - what can I charge for?

The Tenants Fees Act comes into force in England on Saturday. In this article first published in RLA membersâ magazine Residential Property Investor, we look at the latest government guidance on the new rules.The fees ban has caused huge consternation among landlords, unsure of what they can and canât charge for once the act comes into force, and when the changes are being implemented for new and existing tenancies.

Helpful Tips Sally Walmsley 29/05/2019
Tenant fees ban - what can I charge for?