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Episode 43: Election reaction

In this episode of NRLA podcast Listen Up Landlords – hot on the heels of our June recording – presenters NRLA CEO Ben Beadle and Richard Blanco speak to professionals from across the property industry on Labour’s landslide win in the July 4 election. 

Ben and Richard are joined by Kate Faulkner, managing director of Property Checklists, Russell Quirk, founder and managing director of Proper PR and David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors for their initial reactions to the election result – and what they expect to see happen next. 

To find out more about the NRLA's key asks of the new government click here

For more information on the content of the King’s Speech, which will follow the state opening of Parliament next week, keep an eye on our news site and social media channels – with the August episode of Listen Up Landlords set to take a deep dive into Labour’s priorities for the coming Parliamentary session. 

NRLA members are also invited to an exclusive webinar on the legislative commitments set to be outlined in the King's Speech on 17 July. The free webinar will run from 12-1pm on Wednesday 24 July, with more details available on our events page here.

 

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ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  

 

Listen Up Landlords Podcast

Are you a new landlord just starting out in the business, or an experienced investor looking for the inside track on what’s going on in the private rented sector?

If so, Listen Up Landlords is the podcast for you.

Brought to you by the UK's largest landlord membership organisation, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) it will bring you the very best information, insight and analysis when it comes to renting homes, along with practical advice on how to make the best of your properties.

Presenters, NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle – a landlord himself - and landlord, property developer and broadcaster Richard Blanco will be joined each month by expert guests from across the industry to shine a light on the issues affecting you and your lettings.

This could be anything from new legislation and tax changes to boosting your kerb appeal.

By landlords, for landlords, Listen Up Landlords will feature stories and views from the buy-to-let market, to support those just starting out and to share best practice.

Meet the Presenters

Ben Beadle

NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle bought his first rental home in London at the age of 20 and now has a portfolio of properties in the capital, focussing on student lets and HMOs. Starting out in property management, he was responsible for overseeing the merger of the NLA and RLA to create the NRLA in March 2020. Ben is committed to changing the narrative when it comes to private landlords and growing the association to bring about real political change and create a private rented sector that works for all.

Richard Blanco

Landlord and investor Richard Blanco started buying property in 2003 and has built a portfolio of rental homes across six London boroughs. He is a London Representative for the NRLA and organises and speaks at events across the capital. As well as presenting Listen Up Landlords Richard regularly appears on USA TV show House Hunters International and writes and comments on housing issues in the national and trade press.

Previous Episodes

Episode 1. A new beginning - is this the shape of things to come for the PRS?

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Last updated: 29/01/2021 at 09:46 - 118.70 KB

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Episode 2: Boosting energy performance and the furnished/unfurnished debate

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Last updated: 25/02/2021 at 14:41 - 104.45 KB

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Episode 3: Adaptation crisis in the PRS? As well as top tips for becoming a young landlord

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Last updated: 26/03/2021 at 14:26 - 100.82 KB

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Episode 4: Debt management in a pandemic – and keeping your tenants safe

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Last updated: 30/04/2021 at 14:17 - 129.09 KB

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Episode 5: TV’s Martin Roberts talks buying at auction and online agents take on the high street

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Last updated: 28/05/2021 at 14:20 - 106.67 KB

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Episode 6: The state of the courts post-Covid-19 and ethical lettings

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Last updated: 02/07/2021 at 12:15 - 105.08 KB

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Episode 7: Tackling anti-social behaviour and transforming commercial buildings into new homes

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Last updated: 28/07/2021 at 15:48 - 105.36 KB

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Episode 8: Landlords on the cladding crisis and how to manage remote lettings

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Last updated: 25/08/2021 at 15:24 - 101.76 KB

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Episode 9: Letting to refugees and help with hoarding

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Last updated: 30/09/2021 at 10:47 - 103.49 KB

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Episode 10: The latest on students lets

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Last updated: 29/10/2021 at 10:26 - 106.48 KB

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Episode 11: The latest on lending and getting homes ready for the cold snap

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Last updated: 03/12/2021 at 09:20 - 108.49 KB

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Episode 12: Letting lens – what to expect from the next 12 months

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Last updated: 17/12/2021 at 13:48 - 104.85 KB

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Episode 13 – Rising utilities bills and training latest

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Last updated: 28/01/2022 at 10:30 - 99.32 KB

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Episode 14 – Tackling the supply crisis and NRLA tax calls

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Last updated: 23/02/2022 at 11:34 - 107.03 KB

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Episode 15 - Decent Homes Standard and Landlord Redress

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Last updated: 01/04/2022 at 12:40 - 98.84 KB

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Episode 16 – Enforcement lottery and lets with pets

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Last updated: 29/04/2022 at 13:32 - 109.75 KB

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Episode 17 - The Queen’s Speech – what does it mean for landlords?

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Last updated: 20/05/2022 at 13:03 - 98.66 KB

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Episode 18 – A Rental Reform special

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Last updated: 22/06/2022 at 09:57 - 102.89 KB

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Episode 19 – Shared houses and tackling pests

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Last updated: 28/07/2022 at 07:53 - 110.37 KB

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Episode 20 – Holiday lets and the future of the housing market

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Last updated: 31/08/2022 at 09:00 - 101.98 KB

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Episode 21 – Rental reform: Ben Beadle in conversation with Shelter’s Polly Neate

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Last updated: 30/09/2022 at 14:12 - 93.21 KB

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Episode 22 – Turmoil in the mortgage market and what next for the PRS?

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Last updated: 20/10/2022 at 10:52 - 102.40 KB

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Episode 23 – Disaggregation and a new project to tackle homelessness

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Last updated: 01/12/2022 at 11:40 - 94.52 KB

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Episode 24 – A Christmas and New Year Special

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Last updated: 21/12/2022 at 16:45 - 175.71 KB

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Episode 25 – Walker Report Special

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Last updated: 01/02/2023 at 11:00 - 97.15 KB

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Episode 26 – Rent to rent and news from north of the border

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Last updated: 03/03/2023 at 09:14 - 98.51 KB

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Episode 27 - Clive Betts Special

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Last updated: 31/03/2023 at 11:12 - 93.36 KB

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Episode 28 – Anti social behaviour and investment

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Last updated: 27/04/2023 at 12:08 - 91.71 KB

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Episode 29 – Renters Reform Special

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Last updated: 02/06/2023 at 10:24 - 102.28 KB

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Episode 30 – Building safety funding and challenging times in Wales

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Last updated: 29/06/2023 at 12:23 - 248.28 KB

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Episode 31 – Call to reverse benefit freeze and giving something back to your community

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Last updated: 26/07/2023 at 11:55 - 89.86 KB

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Episode 32 – Trade troubles and garden maintenance

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Last updated: 30/08/2023 at 11:54 - 96.02 KB

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Episode 33 – Lets with Pets and Conference season

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Last updated: 28/09/2023 at 16:26 - 173.03 KB

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Episode 34 - Energy efficiency and the affordability crisis

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Last updated: 02/11/2023 at 09:07 - 102.04 KB

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Episode 35 – A Rental Reform Special

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Last updated: 07/12/2023 at 11:34 - 92.42 KB

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Episode 36 – An NRLA Christmas Special

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Last updated: 19/12/2023 at 10:42 - 104.25 KB

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Episode 37: Licensing issues & ebike safety warning

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Last updated: 25/01/2024 at 16:44 - 161.76 KB

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Episode 38: Landlord taxation and holiday lets

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Last updated: 27/02/2024 at 09:51 - 67.87 KB

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Episode 39: New research on landlords and the economy and changes ahead for EPCs

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Last updated: 22/03/2024 at 16:19 - 66.41 KB

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Episode 40: Renters (Reform) amendments and permitted development rights

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Last updated: 30/04/2024 at 12:50 - 131.15 KB

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Episode 41: Local authority enforcement and property fraud

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Last updated: 31/05/2024 at 10:48 - 69.50 KB

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Episode 42: A General Election special