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Landlords struggle to keep up with legislative changes

Landlords struggle to keep up with legislative changes

New research carried out by the National Landlords Association (NLA) has found that landlords are on the lookout for new advice as many say they find it difficult to keep up with changes in legislation.

Results show that half of the landlords surveyed finds it difficult to keep up with the latest legislative changes, a 4% increase from quarter one. Despite that more than three-quarters (76%) say they seek out new forms of information and advice available to them.

With over 50 Acts of Parliament and more than 70 sets of regulations governing the private-rented sector, it is more important than ever that landlords are aware of their obligations and their responsibilities toward tenants.

To ensure that landlords can rely on professional advice the NLA has made its best practice tenancy agreements and other essential forms freely available online to every landlord in the UK. Previously, only NLA members could access the documents which include referencing letters and section notices alongside tenancy agreements.

Along with the forms, the NLA also provides information and guidance through its regular branch meetings held throughout the UK.

Local representatives chair meetings that are open to all landlords who are welcome to attend and discuss any issues affecting them in their local area.

The meeting agendas include guest speakers and industry experts on a range of current housing topics.

Carolyn Uphill, chairman of the NLA, said: “The NLA is here to help and support landlords who need advice. This is why we have made our essential information readily available to all landlords.

“We work with 39,000 landlords, 21,500 of which are full members who have the additional benefit of a wide range of advice and services from the expert telephone advice line and 24 hour online library.”

To join the NLA and take advantage of the NLA’s free forms, visit http://www.landlords.org.uk/associate. Simply register your details and start downloading the forms.