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NLA welcomes the launch of the Green Deal Cashback Scheme Landlord News, Latest Articles, NLA - National Landlords Association, Property News

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of the National Landlords Association (NLA), says:

“The NLA welcomes the launch of the Green Deal Cashback Scheme. The Green Deal is already set to save landlords thousands of pounds in the cost of energy efficiency measures. That means tenants could see their fuel bills reduce significantly as a result. However, with the added benefit of the Cashback Scheme, tenants are likely to save even more, potentially hundreds of pounds – a significant incentive for tenants to agree to the Green Deal. Continue reading NLA welcomes the launch of the Green Deal Cashback Scheme


NLA concerned by cap on Local Housing Allowance Landlord News, Latest Articles, NLA - National Landlords Association, Property News

NLA logo colourYesterday the House of Commons gave a second reading to the Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill which caps future increases to Local Housing Allowance rates at one per cent from 2014.

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer of the National Landlords Association (NLA), says:

“Capping future increases to Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates to one per cent risks a decrease in real terms if, as expected, inflation exceeds this level. With time, this will inevitably render private-rented accommodation unaffordable for many tenants in receipt of housing benefit. Indeed, the cap could deter landlords from investing in much needed housing for those receiving support. Continue reading NLA concerned by cap on Local Housing Allowance


Landlord Accreditation – what’s the point? Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

Landlord Accreditation - what's the point?We have been asked by Peter Lewis, Chairman of Devon Landlords Association to share his question about the validity of Landlord Accreditation. I’m sure that the Accredited Landlord readers and trainers amongst the Property118 community will have some interesting responses and this could well make for a lively debate. If you want to follow this debate remember to add your email address in the box at the foot of this article. Continue reading Landlord Accreditation – what’s the point?


RLA welcomes government U-turn on direct payments in Northern Ireland Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, Property118 News

Road sign sayng u-turnRLA welcomes news that the Department for Work and Pensions will allow direct payments of housing benefits to be made to landlords in Northern Ireland.

However Ministers at the DWP have objected to the implementation of the same policy across the rest of the UK, arguing that payments to tenants will promote financial responsibility.

Following discussions with the UK DWP Minister, Lord Freud, Northern Ireland’s Social Security Minister Nelson McCausland confirmed the policy in a statement to members of the Assembly. He explained that “This is an important change as it will help to avoid rent arrears, with all the implications that can have for claimants and their families.” Continue reading RLA welcomes government U-turn on direct payments in Northern Ireland


Spotlight on Peter Lewis of Devon Landlords Association Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, PRS Centres of Influence

Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis of Devon Landlords Association

Peter Lewis of Devon Landlords Association  and his wife have been landlords for about fifteen years as a result of a daughter going to University and deciding to become a landlord rather than paying one.

Peter’s career is quite eclectic, but always associated with education in one form or another. He taught in the south of England and then joined Army in the RAEC for twenty years where he served with a variety of organisations including the Canadian forces as a training advisor. Peter returned to teaching and finished his career at a prison in Devon responsible for outreach education. He is now a company director of his own property business as well as SURVIVA, which specialises in ultra-light-weight heat reflective clothing for a variety of outdoor activities and emergency situations. Continue reading Spotlight on Peter Lewis of Devon Landlords Association


Spotlight on Peter Davis of Eastern Landlords Association Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, PRS Centres of Influence, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Peter Davis of Eastern Landlords Association has been in the post nearly three years as CEO of the regional membership landlord association, with more than 1200 members, supporting and advising residential landlords on all rental issues.

Peter previously spent five years as Buy-to Let mortgage consultant with The Money Centre, following a period working in finance in the motor trade, having returned from a few years working in Hong Kong
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The GOOD Landlords CampaignPeter Davis of Eastern Landlords Association Norwich Norfolk

The Eastern Landlords Association “ELA” is a membership organisation, existing to support and advise residential Landlords, and to represent the many reputable landlords in their dealings with tenants, local and national governments and the courts.

We have been established since 1989, with the main office in Norwich, and over 1200 members. A telephone helpline is available for members, with an experienced team able to assist in aspects of residential letting. It is affiliated to the British Property Federation, with members’ views heard at ministerial level.

The strength lies with it being a local organisation with national connections. An annual conference is held along with an expo, and regular meetings held in the area, giving members chance to network and improve their business. Continue reading Peter Davis of Eastern Landlords Association


Preventing Water Damage In Rental Properties Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Maintenance, Property News

Steve Dalloway Preventing Water Damage In Rental PropertiesHi, I’m Steve Dalloway and I’ve been asked to write a series of short articles for Property118 focussing on preventing water damage in rental properties.

As a Landlord and a member of the NLA (National Landlords Association) myself, sometimes it’s very frustrating to see the state that some people leave bathrooms in when they depart from your property. This is the first in a series of six articles so please watch this space for more hints and tips being released every week day for the next week or so.

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Landlords Associations – a list of them all with links Landlord News, Latest Articles, NLA - National Landlords Association, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, Tenant Eviction

Landlords AssociationI’m not a member of just one landlords association, I joined two!

I don’t know which Landlords Association is best, what I can tell you is which ones I joined and why they are the right ones for me. I’m also interested in whether YOU are a member of a Landlords Association and why you decided that was the best one for you. Continue reading Landlords Associations – a list of them all with links


So simple, so obvious, so why is it not this way? Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Open letter to Housing Minister Mark Prisk MP – “Solving the Housing Crisis“An open letter to Housing Minister Mark Prisk MP – “Solving the Housing Crisis

Dear Sir

The combined housing provision of Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords (e.g. Housing Associations) now provides no more UK homes than the Private Rented Sector.

Given that the UK Private Rented sector has matured significantly since the Housing Act was implemented in 1988 many landlord and tenant groups feel that a review is necessary. Continue reading So simple, so obvious, so why is it not this way?


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