Category: NLA

Landlords warned over Capital Gains

Image of UK HousesIn our last news article PropertyQuoteDirect investigated whether it was possible to predict what will happen to the property markets in 2015, however what we found was conflicting views from a number of industry experts. On the other hand we were able to point out three main events on the horizon that could affect landlords: the General Election, the Bank of England increasing the base interest rate and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introducing new […]

Tenant Survey Suggests Private Sector Landlords are doing a Good Job

A survey conducted by a leading landlord organisation suggests that landlords and tenants in the UK are “getting on” better than ever before.
The very first Quarterly Tenants Index (QTI) survey was completed by the National Landlords Association (NLA) earlier this year and the results should be pleasing to landlords and tenants alike. In all over 2000 people who live in property covered by landlord insurance quotes were questioned, and a resounding 4 out of 5 said they were happy with their landlord. The survey also […]

Landlords Need Help From Experts to Get It Right

Private landlords are being urged not to attempt their own DIY fire risk assessments on any property they rent out. Rented property, from new builds to conversions, bed-sits to HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) all have their own particular fire safety requirements and some will be subject to specific regulations.
The warning is not aimed at experienced landlords so much, but at the number of reluctant landlords dragged into the sector who may not be aware of the complex regulations and safety requirements they must adhere […]

Landlords Looking for Better Deals From Loan Providers

A survey by one of the leading landlord organisations in the UK suggests that property investors are still looking to expand their portfolios but would like to see more competition in the mortgage market place.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) discovered that 9 out of 10 members would like to see more competition amongst loan companies, with 75% saying they would like lenders to be a little more innovative when it comes to packaging their products. It is little wonder that mortgage products raise such interest […]

Landlord Organisation Forecasts Housing Crisis for Benefit Claimants

A report from a major landlord association shows that tenants on benefits are struggling to find decent accommodation as Government cuts in Housing Allowance take effect.
The report issued by the National Landlords Association (NLA) shows that thousands of landlords are becoming ever more reluctant to let their properties to benefit claimants and are turning to tenants who are not on benefits to ensure they keep their business healthy. The survey of members showed that over 50% of the respondents said they no longer consider tenants […]

Landlord association asks for help in mortgage procurement

A leading landlord association is calling on the government to offer help to residential landlords just hours after the Coalition Government gave the green light to Social Landlords to up their rents.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) believes that as a result of the austerity measures announced in the Spending Review, the private rental sector is going to have to provide more housing over the next four years. Many experts believe that the new measures introduced to cover social housing may well create problems and the […]