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. 

Gas Safety Week 2020: What landlords need to know

This week is the tenth Gas Safety Week, an annual week coordinated by the Gas Safe Register, with landlords being reminded of their obligations when it comes to keeping tenants safe. The NRLA has a vast range of resources including courses for landlords to learn more about gas safety.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 14/09/2020
Gas Safety Week 2020: What landlords need to know

Forum Spotlight: Cleaning arguments in HMO

Our forum is a brilliant place to ask questions and share experiences with other landlords. A member posted on our forum recently looking for advice and experiences of other landlords around tenants in her HMO who often have arguments.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 09/09/2020
Forum Spotlight: Cleaning arguments in HMO

Rentguards Guide to HMO Insurance for Landlords

If you are letting a property to multiple tenants, this may make it a house in multiple occupation (HMO). When this is the case, there are factors to be aware of that might not apply to a standard residential let, such as specific HMO insurance. In this blog Rentgaurd explain more about HMO Insurance for landlords.

Helpful Tips Jack Vlasto 06/09/2020
Rentguards Guide to HMO Insurance for Landlords

How to: Seven simple ways to refresh a bathroom

Refreshing the bathroom at your property does not need to break the bank, and in this blog we will take a look at some small tips and tricks you can do at a reasonable cost, to revive a tired looking bathroom. NRLA members can benefit from a 5 per cent discount on most items at B & Q, including on bathrooms, thanks to the NRLAs partnership with Tradepoint.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 02/09/2020
How to: Seven simple ways to refresh a bathroom

Shadow Welsh Housing Minister calls for more support for private landlords

The Shadow Welsh Housing Minister Mark Isherwood MS has called on the Welsh Government to introduce more support for private landlords in the country and called for a greater understanding of the need to protect both tenants and landlords.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 25/08/2020
Shadow Welsh Housing Minister calls for more support for private landlords

Hamilton Fraser Guide to Subsidence

Subsidence is regarded as a property owner's worst nightmare, often with good reason. After all, when the ground underneath a property begins to collapse, taking the building's foundations with it, both the structural safety and the resale value of a property are obviously going to be affected.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 12/08/2020
Hamilton Fraser Guide to Subsidence

FIVE steps to managing rent arrears

We take a look at five steps to managing rent arrears.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 09/08/2020
FIVE steps to managing rent arrears

Reactivating possession proceedings: Template forms

Courts will begin to hear possession cases again from the 24th August, following a five month ban on evictions. The strict procedures landlords must now follow when bringing forward possession cases were laid out by the Government recently, detailing what landlords need to do under new Civil Procedure Rules.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 05/08/2020
Reactivating possession proceedings: Template forms

BLOG: NRLA team up with The Dispute Service to help landlords and tenants with rent arrears

Steve Harriott, CEO at The Dispute Service takes a look at how the NRLA and The Dispute Service have teamed up to provide guidance and support in these unprecedented times.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 03/08/2020
BLOG: NRLA team up with The Dispute Service to help landlords and tenants with rent arrears

Common Covid-19 financial scams to be aware of

The ten most common scams relating to coronavirus have been revealed by trade body UK Finance this week, including one scam involving fake council tax reduction emails. We take a look at how to identify if something is actually a scam, and what to do about it.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 30/07/2020
Common Covid-19 financial scams to be aware of