Listen Up Landlords podcast

National Residential Landlords Association

Are you a new landlord just starting out in the business, or an experienced investor looking for the inside track on what’s going on in the private rented sector? If so, Listen Up Landlords is the podcast for you. Brought to you by the UK's largest landlord membership organisation, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) it will bring you the very best information, insight and analysis when it comes to renting homes, along with practical advice on how to make the best of your properties. Presenters, NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle - a landlord himself - and landlord, property developer and broadcaster Richard Blanco will be joined each month by expert guests from across the industry to shine a light on the issues affecting you and your lettings. This could be anything from new legislation and tax changes to boosting your kerb appeal. By landlords, for landlords, Listen Up Landlords will feature stories and views from individuals from the buy-to-let market, to support those just starting out and to share best practice. About the NRLA The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is the UK's largest membership organisation for private residential landlords, supporting and representing over 85,000 members and associates. We support and represent private residential landlords across England and Wales, providing expertise, support and resources, campaigning on behalf of our member and promoting the contribution landlords make in the provision of safe, legal and secure homes. Find out more at www.nrla.org.uk read less
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Episode 37: Licensing issues & ebike safety warning
25-01-2024
Episode 37: Licensing issues & ebike safety warning
In this episode of NRLA podcast Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA CEO Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  examine frustrations with local licensing schemes, and safety issues around ebikes and escooters that may be stored in your rental properties. Ben and Richard are joined by landlord Karen Gregory who has had to wait for years for one of her licensing applications to be processed, and Russell Moffatt, whose Metastreet software was developed to help local authorities process applications. With temperatures plummeting this month, Landlord Support Team leader Danny McKeown-Henshall talks boilers – and the importance of ensuring you have the correct documentation. Later in the show we are joined by Charlie Pugsley, Assistant Commissioner at London Fire Brigade, who shares the latest data on ebike and e-scooter fires – the fastest growing fire risk in the capital. Last year alone three people died and more than 50 people were  injured as a result of fires started by these vehicles, with Charlie discussing advice you can give to your tenants, to keep them – and your properties – safe. If you enjoy the show, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords. For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk  ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu. More information To read a full transcript of the show click here. For more information on licensing in your area click here. For information from London Fire Brigade on ebike and escooter safety click here.
Episode 36 – An NRLA Christmas Special
19-12-2023
Episode 36 – An NRLA Christmas Special
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen)  Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  welcome a panel of guests to look back over the last 12 months and forward to 2024. This was the year to Government finally published its Renters (Reform) Bill, at the same time as – following years of low interest rates – base rate hit 5.25% and average mortgage rates rose to well over 6%. The supply crisis in the Private Rented Sector has worsened, with latest figures from Zoopla indicating on average 25 people are looking at every available property to rent. But its not all doom and gloom. The NRLA has seen wins in areas such as rental reform, with the Government making a number of concessions as a result of NRLA campaigning, as well as u-turning on the introduction of unrealistic minimum EPC C energy efficiency standards. It has also announced plans to reverse the freeze on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates and end the practice of disaggregating HMOs. Ben and Richard are joined by Kate Faulkner, Managing Director of Property Checklists, Russell Quirk, Managing Director at Proper PR, James Kent, Managing Director and founder of compliance firm Safe2 and Martin Reynolds, Chief Executive of Simply Biz Mortgages to unpick the changes we have seen over the past year, and what we can expect to see happen next. To listen click here. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here. For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk
Episode 34: Energy efficiency and  the affordability crisis
01-11-2023
Episode 34: Energy efficiency and the affordability crisis
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen)  Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  look at the Government’s decision to abandon its plan to introduced a minimum EPC rating of C in rental homes. Ben and Richard talk to James Kent of NRLA compliance arm Safe2 about the decision and what it means, and to landlord Jill Lloyd who had already sold homes over fears they wouldn’t meet new standards, as well as paid for expensive improvements to others. Danny McKeown-Henshall of the NRLA Landlord Advice Team joins us for our regular update on the hot topics on the support line, and, with the Bank of England estimating that by 2025, 40% of landlords will not have enough rent to cover their mortgage payments, we look at the affordability crisis facing the sector. Mortgage broker Peter Vandervennin and Andy Ralph MD of Lettings at Leaders Romans Group join the team to discuss just how many people are affected and how they are coping. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here.
Episode 33: Lets with Pets and Conference Season
28-09-2023
Episode 33: Lets with Pets and Conference Season
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen)  Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  look at the issue of pet friendly lets, and look ahead to Party Conference season, and the work the NRLA will be doing to represent landlords. We welcome Ben Parker, public affairs manager at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, to the show to discuss the challenges of pet friendly letting – as well as potential solutions – in light of the Government’s plans for rental reform. He is joined by Frances Boyt of ARLA Propertymark, giving the agents’ views on the issue and shining a light on what they can see happening on the ground. Joseph Taylor of the Landlord Advice Team joins us for our regular update on the hot topics on the support line, and, as conference season looms, we ask what might we glean from the political parties’ manifestos? NRLA deputy policy director Meera Chindooroy talks about what we can expect to see, and the work the association will be doing at the Conservative and Labour Party events. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here.
Episode 32: Trade troubles and garden maintenance
30-08-2023
Episode 32: Trade troubles and garden maintenance
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen)  Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  look at the rising cost of building materials and the challenges in sourcing labourers for development and improvement works. The most recent data from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) shows that 87% of FMB members said the cost of materials has increased and 75% said that this would lead to an increase in the price they charge to the customer. More than half - 51% - said the lack of available labour had delayed jobs. Ben and Richard talk Jeremy Gray, Head of Policy & Public Affairs at the Federation Of Master Builders and developer and landlord Charlotte Edwards, about their experiences, and whether things are starting to change. Joseph Taylor of the Landlord Advice Team joins us for our regular update on the hot topics on the support line, before we talk to Sandy Bastin Head of Tenancy Deposit Services at TDS about outdoor spaces, including where responsibility lies when it comes to tending gardens and common areas of dispute. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA  click here.
Episode 31 – Call to reverse benefit freeze and giving something back to your community
26-07-2023
Episode 31 – Call to reverse benefit freeze and giving something back to your community
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenter Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  discusses NRLA calls to reverse the decision to freeze Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates – a move which has seen more and more tenants struggling to make ends meet. LHA rates are used to calculate benefit payments for housing costs. Historically rates were set at the average rental price for an area, with the sum regularly reviewed. However the rate was reduced to the 30th percentile in 2011. They were frozen between 2016 and 2020 when they were realigned to the 30th percentile once more at the outset of Covid, based on rental prices as of September 19. They have remained at this level despite real-world rents going up by more than 10%. In just over two years to August 2022 the number of households facing a shortfall in their housing benefit increased by 50%. The NRLA has been campaigning on the issue for some time, asking the Government to reverse the freeze, to support both the 38% of private renters in receipt of housing benefit, and the landlords housing them. Richard is joined by Leeds Landlord Jessica Reehal who owns 22 properties in Leeds and rents mostly to families in receipt of benefits and Julie Ford, who is a tenancy mediator for the Property Redress Scheme and runs the NRLA course on Tenant Finance. They talk about the issues they are experiencing on the ground and what needs to change. Joseph Taylor of the Landlord Advice Team joins us for our regular update on the hot topics on the phonelines, before Richard talks to landlord MaryAnn Richmond-Coggan, who built a successful rental portfolio in South East London, before opening a farm and community garden in Kent, running a charity enabling youngsters from the city to experience the great outdoors. She talks about buying at the right time, the challenge of refurbishment and giving something back. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here. To find out more about the NRLA campaign on welfare and benefits click here.
Episode 30: Building safety funding and challenging times in Wales
29-06-2023
Episode 30: Building safety funding and challenging times in Wales
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenter Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  is flying solo to examine the thorny issue of funding for building safety works.  In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy new fire safety requirements have left tens of thousands of tower blocks across the country requiring vital remedial works, with the argument over who should fund these works still raging.   The Building Safety Act was intended to provide financial remedy for blocks of 11m or higher (so called ‘high-risk’ buildings).  In some cases, the developer is responsible for rectifying defects and in other cases leaseholders must contribute, up to a certain amount.   However no financial help is available for an estimated 1.3 million leaseholders with flats in low rise blocks, and so-called Non-Qualifying Leaseholders in taller blocks, many of whom are landlords.  The implications are far-reaching for landlords who own more than three properties in the UK, who don't qualify for protections. The NRLA conducted a survey recently to gather data to bolster its campaign for a building safety remediation scheme that would fund all necessary remedial work, irrespective of ownership.   We are joined by Alison Hills, Senior Associate at Tees Law and Maggie Brodie, co-leader of the Unqualified Leaseholders Campaign Group to examine the issues and potential solutions.  Danny McKeown-Henshall of the Landlord Advice Team joins us for our regular update on the hot topics on the phonelines, before we look to Wales to examine the impact of the new Renting Homes (Wales) Act.  New Ministry of Justice figures reveal that since the announcement of the new Act at the start of last year, possession claims in Wales have increased four-fold.    We speak to the NRLA Operations Manager in Wales, Steve Bletsoe to find out more about what’s going on and, in the wake of the release of new NRLA paper State of the Welsh Private Rented Sector, what the NRLA wants to see happen to boost the supply of homes to rent.  More information   If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.   For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk    ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.   To download a transcript of the podcast click here.
Episode 29 - A Renters Reform Special
01-06-2023
Episode 29 - A Renters Reform Special
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  welcome experts from across the property industry to examine the newly released Renters (Reform) Bill. Ben and Richard are joined by property and housing commentators Kate Faulkner, MD of Designs on Property and independent property adviser, Ed Mead along with landlord and investor Jamie York. Together they dissect the Bill, published on May 18th and explore the likely impact on landlords and the wider private rented sector. This covers everything from the abolition of Section 21 no fault eviction notices to the remodelling of grounds under section 8, court reform, membership of a redress scheme, the property portal and pets. The NRLA is continuing to campaign for positive changes to the Bill, especially around student lets. You can read the NRLA response to the Bill here. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here.
Episode 28 - Anti-social behaviour and investment
26-04-2023
Episode 28 - Anti-social behaviour and investment
In this edition of Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  examine the recent Government announcements on anti-social behaviour and look at the latest advice when it comes to investing in property in turbulent economic times. Ben and Richard talk to landlord Alan Deeley, who used a Section 21 notice to regain possession of his property after suffering at the hands of anti-social tenants. With Section 21 to be abolished by Government as part of its rental reform plans, they ask whether new powers will go far enough to support landlords. They are joined by Landlord Action’s Paul Shamplina (@paulshamplina)of TV's ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ who shares his thoughts on the potential consequences of Government proposals. Catherine Behdad, of the NRLA advice team, looks at the issues concerning landlords calling our support line this month, with property developer and NRLA trainer Henry Davis joining the show to talk about investment. Henry, who delivers the NRLA’s four investment courses shares his top tips when it comes to investing in property during challenging economic times. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here.
Episode 27 - Clive Betts MP housing special
31-03-2023
Episode 27 - Clive Betts MP housing special
Last month an influential select committee announced it would be recommending NRLA proposals on rental reform to the Government. This month Chair of the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee and Labour MP Clive Betts joins presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  to explain why the plans – on everything from court reform to a review of landlord ­ tax – are so vital when it comes to reforming the sector. During a wide-ranging discussion he criticises the lack of a proper strategy for the PRS, arguing that the Government 'should be clearer about what they see as the long-term role of the private rented sector', concluding 'good landlords are important' to the provision of rented housing that so many people need. With Ministers committed to ending Section 21 repossessions, Betts agrees with the NRLA that there is a 'great danger' the Government’s proposed changes will not work without proper court reform to speed up legitimate possession cases.  He also brands controversial changes to Mortgage Interest Relief, brought in by former Chancellor George Osborne ‘unfair’. To listen to the new episode in full click here. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here.
Episode 26 - Rent to rent and news from north of the border
03-03-2023
Episode 26 - Rent to rent and news from north of the border
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  examine the controversial issue of rent to rent and look north of the border to see how changes in the rental market in Scotland should act as a warning over the potential impact of rental reform.    This week we learned the outcome of the Rakusen v Jepson rent-to-rent appeal, in which the Supreme Court ruled a Rent Repayment Order cannot be made against a superior landlord where the rent-to-rent firm has failed to license a property.  The ruling had yet to be made at the time of recording, however Ben and Richard spoke to Al Mcclenahan of not-for-profit tribunal organisation Justice for Tenants and rent to rent specialist Stephanie Taylor to find out more about the practice. They explore what rent to rent is, what can go wrong and – if you think rent-to-rent is for you – how to do it right.   Joe Taylor, of the NRLA advice team, looks at the issues concerning landlords contacting our support line this month, focussing on changing legislation in Wales.  And later John Blackwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) looks at the changes that have taken place in Scotland over the last five years. Many are similar to those set to be introduced in England, and John reflects on the knock-on effects on landlords in Scotland – and what lessons can be learned.  He also discusses recent changes brought in in Scotland as part of the response to the cost-of-living crisis. SAL is currently pursuing a Judicial Review against the Scottish Government – supported by the NRLA – over what it describes as an ‘unfair and discriminatory’ rent freeze and eviction ban.   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.   If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.   For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk    More information   To download a transcript of the podcast click here.  If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here.   For more about the Judicial Review in Scotland click here.
Episode 25: Walker Report Special
31-01-2023
Episode 25: Walker Report Special
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  welcome experts from across the property industry to examine new research focussing on the private rented sector and its wider role within society. An exclusive new research report ‘A housing market that works for everyone: Rethinking the role of the private rented sector’ has been commissioned by the NRLA, highlighting the unique social and economic function of the PRS. The research was carried out by Chris Walker from the economic consultancy ChamberlainWalker, who is also a former Head of Housing at the thinktank Policy Exchange and an ex-Government economist. He joins Ben and Richard on the show, along with Richard Rowntree, managing director for mortgages at Paragon Bank and Nigel Lewis, editor of The Negotiator. They discuss the findings, which highlight the essential role PRS landlords play in providing vital homes to let to increasingly diverse demographics, as well as the need to change the narrative around the sector if it is to thrive. Copies of the report have now been forwarded to Government officials in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, HM Treasury and Number 10, along with invitations to further discuss the findings. You can read the report in full here. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here.
Episode 24 - A Christmas and New Year Special
21-12-2022
Episode 24 - A Christmas and New Year Special
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  welcome experts from across the property industry to look back over the last 12 months and look ahead to what 2023 may hold. It's been a turbulent year, with three prime ministers and increasing economic uncertainty, with high demand and dwindling supply leaving many warning of an impending crisis in the sector. With cheap mortgage rates a thing of the past and the ever-increasing cost of living these are challenging times for landlords and tenants alike. There is also the spectre of rental reform on the horizon, with debate still raging about the changes needed to make new legislation fair and workable. With conversation including predictions on the future of house prices over the next 12 months, as well as an examination of political attitudes to the PRS and its landlords, Ben and Richard are joined by Rightmove's David Cox, Rachel Hanniquet-Brooking of ARLA, along with Frances McDonald of Savills' research team to take a deep dive into the issues that matter to you. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here.
Episode 23 – Disaggregation and a new project to tackle homelessness
30-11-2022
Episode 23 – Disaggregation and a new project to tackle homelessness
In this episode of Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  talk to Daryn Brewer, Managing Director of house share company Prop Pods about the issue of disaggregation. Disaggregation sees Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) split into individual units for taxation purposes, rather than the property being treated as a single dwelling. Where this happens landlords can see council tax bills soar by thousands of pounds Supported by the NRLA, Daryn is spearheading a campaign to change the law to prevent this happening. He explains the impact of disaggregation on landlords and what he wants to happen next. Danny McKeown- Henshall, of the NRLA advice team, looks at the issues concerning landlords contacting our support line this month, from mould and condensation to changing legislation in Wales. And later Chief Executive of Crisis, Matt Downie joins the show to talk about a new project set up by the charity in conjunction with the NRLA to help formerly homeless people and households into private rented accommodation. As part of the scheme, landlords who work with Crisis will be offered the full support of NRLA membership and training, whilst tenants will be guided by Crisis’ expert housing and support teams.   Matt explains more about the scheme, the benefits of getting involved for landlords and tenants and how you can get involved. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.  For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here. For more information on the NRLA and Crisis project click here.
Episode 22 – Turmoil in the mortgage market and what next for the PRS?
19-10-2022
Episode 22 – Turmoil in the mortgage market and what next for the PRS?
In this edition of Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  examine the recent turmoil in the mortgage market, talking to expert guests Kate Faulkner (@katefaulkner) and Doug Hall about the impact on landlords.  Property commentator and analyst, Kate and Doug, who is director of NRLA mortgage partner 3MC, look back at what’s happened over the last few weeks and reflect on the further changes they expect to see in the short and longer term.  Catherine Behdad, of the NRLA advice team, looks at the issues concerning landlords calling our support line this month, with property commentator Russell Quirk (@russellquirk) and Tessa Shepperson (@tessashepperson) of Landlord Law joining the show to talk all things PRS ahead of the NRLA’s inaugural landlord conference next month.  They discuss everything from rental reform to energy efficiency, to give listeners a taste of what to expect at what promises to be an interesting and informative event.  If you would like to buy tickets for The Landlord Conference, which will be held at Coventry Building Society Arena on November 15, click here.  If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.   For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk    ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.   More information   To download a transcript of the podcast click here.  If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here.
Episode 21: Rental reform: Ben Beadle in conversation with Shelter’s Polly Neate
30-09-2022
Episode 21: Rental reform: Ben Beadle in conversation with Shelter’s Polly Neate
In this special edition of Listen Up Landlords NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen)  and Shelter Chief Executive Polly Neate get round the table to talk all things rental reform. Hosted by presenter Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  the show examines responses to the long-awaited Government White Paper, published in June this year. While the two organisations may seem poles apart in their approach - most notably over the Conservative’s manifesto pledge to abolish Section 21 repossessions - there are areas of common ground, with both organisations calling for an end to the freeze on local housing allowances and the need for more social housing. The conversation covers everything from individual responses to the white paper, property standards, supply issues and public, media and political attitudes to landlords and tenants. Ben said: “Pitting landlords and tenants against each other helps no-one. We want to end the anti-landlord rhetoric so prevalent in some sectors of the media and Government to show we are willing to engage in healthy debate and constructive discussion to create a thriving private rented sector that works for all.” For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here. For the latest on the NRLA campaign on Rental Reform click here.
Episode 20 – Holiday lets and the future of the housing market
29-08-2022
Episode 20 – Holiday lets and the future of the housing market
In this edition of Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  talk to Merilee Karr, Chair of the Short Term Accommodation Association about the Government review of holiday lets and their impact on the UK housing market. Merliee, who is also founder and CEO of short-term accommodation company Under The Doormat shares her thoughts on the review, how any future licensing or registration scheme could work, and the impact of holiday lets on local communities and economies. Joe Taylor, of the NRLA advice team, looks at the issues concerning those landlords calling our support line this month, with property commentator Russell Quirk and editor of Property Investor News, Richard Bowser joining the show to examine the cost-of-living crisis, inflation and rising interest rates – and the impact they will have on the housing market. If you enjoy the podcast, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.   For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here. To find out more about the Government’s review into holiday lets click here.
Episode 19: Shared homes and household pests
26-07-2022
Episode 19: Shared homes and household pests
In this edition of Listen Up Landlords presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_)  take a look at the unique challenges - and benefits - of letting shared homes. Guests David Smith, a partner at JMW Solicitors and HMO landlord Andy Graham talk to Ben and Richard about everything from planning and legislation, to what to do if one of your tenants stops paying rent. Catherine Behdad looks at the issues concerning landlords calling our support line this month, with Natalie Bungay, Technical & Compliance Manager, British Pest Control Association (BPCA) joining the show to talk about common issues with pests in domestic properties - and who is responsible for dealing with them, landlord or tenant. If you enjoy the show, please spread the word on your social media channels using the hashtag #listenuplandlords.   For all podcast enquiries email press@nrla.org.uk   ACCREDITATION: You can now pick up a CPD point to be used towards NRLA accreditation by listening to the podcast. To log your point, visit the accreditation dashboard in the ‘Your Account’ section of the NRLA website. Select ‘Other’ then ‘NRLA Podcast’ from the dropdown menu.  More information  To download a transcript of the podcast click here. If you would like further details on how to become accredited with the NRLA click here. To find out more about tackling pests in your properties click here.