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NRLA mortgages partner with lender Landbay to launch product exclusively for members

NRLA Mortgages have partnered with BTL lender Landbay to create the first ever exclusive mortgage product for NRLA Members.

Insights and Opinions Doug Hall 12/04/2021
NRLA mortgages partner with lender Landbay to launch product exclusively for members

Call of the Week: Move in date change

A member gave us a call this week with a question about the move in date for one of their tenants. Our member and tenant had already agreed a tenancy start date for the 30th July, however the tenant had approached our member to request an earlier move in date.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 09/07/2021
Call of the Week: Move in date change

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System review

NRLA local authority policy officer Gavin Dick writes about the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) and the Government review of this.

Insights and Opinions Gavin Dick 09/07/2021
The Housing Health and Safety Rating System review

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

Over 80% of private renters happy with accommodation

OVER 80 per cent of private renters in England are satisfied with their accommodation according to new data released today.

Industry News Sam Hunter 08/07/2021
Over 80% of private renters happy with accommodation

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

NRLA tenant survey: separating facts from fiction

This post reports on the tenant survey commissioned by the NRLA in May 2021. The research was conducted by global data and market research company dynata. The survey found three-quarters of tenants had paid their rent as normal throughout the pandemic. The seven percent of tenants in arrears have arrears of c£325m. There is a substantial proportion of tenants looking to move out of urban areas in the next twelve months.

Deep Insight Nick Clay 07/07/2021
NRLA tenant survey: separating facts from fiction

When it comes to repairs do you do it yourself?

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 membersâ magazine, Property.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 05/07/2021
When it comes to repairs do you do it yourself?

Rented Housing Laws "Not Fit For Purpose" Argue Landlords

Laws underpinning the private rented sector are not fit for purpose as new research reveals that some dates back to the 18th century.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 02/07/2021
Rented Housing Laws "Not Fit For Purpose" Argue Landlords

NRLA welcomes arrival of Welsh Tenancy Hardship Grant

Following the Welsh Government's announcement of a new Tenancy Hardship Grant (THG) the NRLA provides its response to this welcome news, which will provide wide-ranging assistance to tenants who have incurred rent arrears due to the pandemic.

Industry News Sam Hunter 30/06/2021
NRLA welcomes arrival of Welsh Tenancy Hardship Grant