Our dedicated team is here to provide you with expert advice and support through every step of your landlord journey.
Our comprehensive advice covers a wide range of topics, including:
Learn about your responsibilities as a landlord regarding council tax payments and ensure compliance with the local regulations.
Pre-Tenancy and Tenancy Deposits
Explore the importance of properly handling tenancy deposits, including understanding the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, to protect both you and your tenants.
Discover the benefits and considerations when working with letting agents to make the letting process more efficient.
Tenant Problems, including Rent Arrears
Gain insights into dealing with common tenant issues, such as rent arrears, and learn effective strategies for resolving conflicts.
Understand the process of filing small claims if you need to seek legal remedies for disputes related to your rental property.
Get acquainted with the procedures for obtaining possession orders when you need to regain possession of your property.
Learn best practices for managing your tenancies effectively, from conducting inspections to addressing maintenance requests promptly.
Familiarise yourself with your responsibilities for repairs and ensure compliance with health and safety standards to provide a safe and habitable environment for your tenants.
Health and Safety
Stay updated on the latest health and safety regulations to meet the required standards and protect the well-being of your tenants.
Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Matters
Get guidance on navigating the complexities of housing benefit and universal credit to ensure a smooth rental payment process.
Discover the benefits of improving the energy efficiency of your properties, not only for your tenants’ comfort but also for potential cost savings.
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Understand the specific regulations and guidelines that apply to HMOs to effectively manage and maintain compliance.
Our experienced staff is available to provide advice from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients, ensuring you speak to the same knowledgeable person each time you reach out for support.
In addition to our landlord advice services, we offer access to discounted legal advice and cost-effective accountancy services through our trusted network of local professionals.
Limitations of Our Advice
There are certain areas where we are unable to provide advice, including:
- Freehold and Leasehold rental properties
- Commercial, Local Authority, or Agent agreements
- Stamp Duty, Insurance, Mortgages, Tax, and Anti-Money Laundering procedures
- Scotland and Ireland-specific regulations
- Investments, Business rates, Business arrangements, Property Purchase, Sales, and Conveyancing
- Holiday lets and Airbnb
- Break clauses or wording of clauses
- Ground Rents
- Rent Act Tenancies
- Planning, Boundary disputes, Party walls
In the private rented sector, there are two main types of tenancy that you should be familiar with:
- Assured Tenancy
- Assured Shorthold Tenancy
Advice for New Landlords
If you’re a new landlord, embarking on this journey can feel overwhelming. But with Eastern Landlords Association, you’re not alone.
As a private landlord, you have several important responsibilities, including:
Ensuring the safety of your property and minimising health hazards.
Complying with electrical and gas safety regulations, including proper installation and regular maintenance.
Providing an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to inform tenants about the energy efficiency of the property.
Safeguarding your tenant’s deposit through a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme.
Verifying your tenant’s right to rent in accordance with the law.
Providing your tenant with a copy of the ‘how to rent’ checklist to ensure they are aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Promptly addressing repairs or arranging professional maintenance services to maintain the habitability of your property.
As a landlord, it’s important to have access to reliable advice and resources to help you navigate the complexities of the rental market. Eastern Landlords Association is here to support you with a wide range of benefits, including:
- Legal advice: Our members have access to up-to-date advice on legal matters, including legislation, regulations, and requirements specific to landlords. We can guide you through property licensing, HMO obligations, and other legal aspects, ensuring that you stay compliant and informed.
- Property advice: We provide valuable insights and information on every aspect of property rental. Whether you need guidance on advertising, tenant screenings, property maintenance, or effective management strategies, our expert advice is tailored to help you succeed.
- Networking opportunities: Joining Eastern Landlords Association grants you access to a community of like-minded property professionals. This network offers valuable opportunities to connect, build relationships, collaborate, and share experiences with others in the industry. Engaging in these connections can broaden your knowledge and provide valuable support.
- Events: We organize regular events covering a wide range of topics relevant to landlords. From property maintenance tips to tenant management strategies and legal updates, our events offer you the chance to expand your knowledge and skills as a landlord. Attend these sessions and stay informed on best practices and industry trends.
Don’t go it alone in the property rental market. Invest in your success by becoming a member of Eastern Landlords Association today. Our experienced and dedicated team is committed to providing the best possible service, supporting you every step of the way.
Contact us now and discover the benefits of membership for yourself.