Helpful Tips Sally Walmsley 09/06/2021

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.

Each edition the regular feature explores a topical issue related to renting, to find out more about your thoughts, opinions and experiences.

There will, of course be some works you will need a qualified professional for – gas safety checks, EICRs etc - but when it comes to everyday maintenance, do you see jobs around the house part of your role as landlord – or best left to the professionals.

Maybe you are a builder yourself? Alternatively, you may have built up a trusted team of tradespeople who you call on to make repairs should your tenants need them?

Or perhaps you are flexible – picking up the smaller jobs yourself, but bringing in the professionals for more major works or repairs?

Whatever your story, we are keen to hear from you to find out a little bit more about what you do and why.

Get involved

You can answer our poll here.

Alternatively you can email

To use your comments, we will need a short quote outlining your opinions or experiences and a small head and shoulders photograph for use in the magazine. 

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley Magazine and Digital Editor

Sally is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.

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