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Landlord Associations can be hugely beneficial for private landlords. The membership fees vary depending on the benefits included, but landlords typically gain access to great advice channels and discounts on landlord services. Here's a look at the National Landlords Association membership: Advice When you join the NLA, you have access to a wide-ranging set of landlord advice tools. They... Read more
A survey by the National Landlords Association (NLA) reports that over 50% of landlords will be reducing the number of properties they let to housing benefit tenants. According to the survey, 58% stated that they would cut the properties they let to tenants on housing benefits. 90% of those landlords plan to do so in the next 18 months. One third revealed that they would be taking action... Read more
Whether you’re an “accidental” landlord renting one flat out, or a portfolio landlord with a dozen properties, you can get a lot of value from being a member of a landlord’s association such as the National Landlords Association, the Residential Landlords Association, the Scottish Landlords Association and the Southern Landlords Association. For mere pounds, they give you access to all... Read more
The National Landlords Association has said that proposed changes to the benefits system will lead to an increase in rent arrears. The Department for Work and Pensions estimates that the cuts will see an average reduction of £12 per week in Local Housing Allowance payable, but in a survey of landlords with tenants receiving LHA, almost half of respondants told the NLA that they could not... Read more
I recently spoke with Juliet Ashton-Taylor, winner of the NLA’s Property Woman of the Year Award. How did she feel about winning? “Really surprised,” she says, sounding as though the news still hasn’t quite sunk in; “there were so many amazing stories.” Juliet’s own story is truly amazing, and helps to explain her unique take on the property industry. She tells me, “when my... Read more
After last week’s celebrations at the NLA Property Women of the Year Awards, we caught up with Fiona Macaskill, winner of two awards, the NLA Green Property Woman Award and the NLA South West Property Woman Award. I ask Fiona why she thinks she was chosen as the South-West’s Property Woman of the Year. She laughs: “it’s the third year running, so I must be doing something right.”... Read more
Many congratulations to all the winners in this year's NLA Property Women Awards, in particular to Fiona Macaskill who won the South West Property Woman Award sponsored by Upad. A wonderful night was had by all (though James has forbidden any jokes about his Upad-purple bow tie...).... Read more
By Paul Shamplina, Co-Founder and Director of Landlord Action. At Landlord Action, not a day goes by without hearing from frustrated landlords who are having issues with LHA tenants. These landlords are getting angry and want the system changed. Fortunately, there are steps that they can take today that will help them... Since the Labour government made changes to the LHA system in April... Read more
Last night saw the country’s leading property entrepreneurs gather together for the prestigious NLA Property Women Awards 2009. 11 regional winners, the NLA Green Property Woman and the NLA Young Property Woman were all revealed, but it was Shona Davison, a landlord from Sheffield who stole the show to claim the title of NLA Property Woman of the Year 2009. Shona’s flourishing property... Read more
The National Landlords Association is reported to have announced that it believes the Government’s proposed buy-to-let register will not succeed in rooting out bad landlords. It said the plan, which would require anyone renting property to register each address, was “well-meaning, but flawed”. It also compared the scheme to a similar one in Scotland, which was branded “a complete... Read more