Homes left in destruction after bad tenants

Tenants who leave behind clutter are at risk of identity fraud?

12 February, 20160 Comments
When tenants leave your property, you are often left with all kinds of belongings that don’t quite make it on to the moving van including clothes, toys and even animals. Worryingly; 1 in 12 landlords say they’ve found bank statements, chequebooks and even passports after renters had moved on. The Royal Mail and the National
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Only 2% of landlord licenses have been issued by Liverpool Councils

10 February, 20160 Comments
Following a Freedom of Information request from the NLA it was found that Liverpool City Council has issued just 2% of licensing applications since launching its citywide landlord licensing scheme in April last year. To show comparison, the London Borough of Newham processed 74% of their applications in the same time. The news comes as
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Investors to quit the market and sell off 500,000 properties

04 February, 20160 Comments
According to new research from the NLA landlords will sell off 500,000 properties in the next 12 months thanks to landlord confidence is at its lowest since the dark days of the banking crisis. The proportion of landlords looking to sell in the next 12 months has doubled since July 2015, just after George Osborne’s
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NLA -Councils telling tenants to wait for bailiffs before moving out

29 January, 20160 Comments
According to new findings from a survey of 950 tenants by the NLA; an alarming number of private tenants are being told by their local council to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords – and to wait for bailiffs to turn up before moving out – in order to qualify for rehousing support. The
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NLA – Specialist Referencing

20 January, 20160 Comments
According to an article from the NLA; Vetting and referencing tenants is an essential part of the process of selecting a good tenant so it is important for landlords to keep up with best practise in this area, as well as with the law. NLA Director of Operations Richard Price has outlined the main areas
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NLA issues rental fraud warning to students

04 September, 20150 Comments
The NLA (National Landlords Association) has issued a press release reminding would-be tenants to be vigilant when looking for somewhere new to live and how to avoid being scammed. The warning comes as many new tenants are looking for available properties before the academic year begins. The NLA has released guidance about avoiding online rental
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Wear & tear allowance removal

13 August, 20150 Comments
The NLA has reported on new findings which show that at 47% almost half of landlords will be affected by the removal of the annual wear and tear allowance. The research has found that 24% of landlords let their properties fully furnished, 22% let a mixture of both furnished and unfurnished properties and just over
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Right to Rent Immigration Checks

NLA clarification on the new Right to Rent rules.

05 August, 20150 Comments
Following this week’s uproar over the new right to rent clampdown, the NLA has met with both the Home Office and DCLG ministers to clarify the new implications for landlords. The NLA have said that they now understand; although no date has been set for national implementation, the departments have publically committed to three new
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400,000 landlords affected by property damage.

20 July, 20150 Comments
The latest research from National Landlords Association (NLA) has shown that a massive 400,000 (29%) landlords in the UK have had their property damaged by tenants in the last 12 months. It has also shown that on average; one in ten (8%) or approximately 120,000 landlords have had to make an insurance claim in the
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