Expert opinion and insight

Expert opinion and explainer pieces, written by our Chief Executive, members our policy team as well as other experts from across the housing sector.

NRLA win as government to open extra courts

Temporary courts are being opened to deal with the backlog of eviction cases created by coronavirus. Chief Executive Ben Beadle explains how NRLA campaigning has brought about real change.

Insights and Opinions Ben Beadle 03/08/2020
NRLA win as government to open extra courts

Blog: NRLA Wales represents the interests of PRS landlords during policy roundtable

NRLA Wales Policy Officer, Tim Thomas, took part in a housing roundtable with experts and housing leaders organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 16/07/2020
Blog: NRLA Wales represents the interests of PRS landlords during policy roundtable

Jarvis v Evans: Section 8 Notices and Unlicensed Landlords in Wales

The Court of Appeal gave judgment in the important Welsh case of Jarvis v Evans last week.Unlicensed landlords in Wales cannot serve a Section 8 or a Section 21 notice and need a (licensed) agent or solicitor to do this for them. In this blog, NRLA legal Counsel David Smith writes about the ruling and the implications for landlords in Wales.

Insights and Opinions Dr David Smith 13/07/2020
Jarvis v Evans: Section 8 Notices and Unlicensed Landlords in Wales

Blog: NRLA Wales visit Cardiff job centre

At the beginning of March, before the lockdown was announced in England and Wales, our Wales policy officer, Tim Thomas, took up the opportunity to visit a job centre on Charles Street, Cardiff, a busy centre that serves the diverse needs of the Welsh capital. Here Tim writes about what he took away from the visit.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 01/07/2020
Blog: NRLA Wales visit Cardiff job centre

Blog: NRLA's post Covid roadmap

With coronavirus restrictions beginning to be lifted across the country NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle outlines the our key asks of government.

Insights and Opinions Ben Beadle 26/06/2020
Blog: NRLA's post Covid roadmap

What will September hold for student landlords?

As we see the beginning of the end of lockdown, thoughts are starting to turn to what the 'new normal' will look like. For student landlords, this includes a fundamental unknown - what will happen in the next academic year? Meera Chindooroy, NRLA deputy director of campaigns and public affairs takes a look at what September could hold for student landlords.

Insights and Opinions Meera Chindooroy 13/06/2020
What will September hold for student landlords?

Elderly widow and her landlord son win fight for Housing Benefit

NRLA trainer, housing benefit and Universal Credit expert Bill Irvine examines a recent case in which a local authority refused to pay housing benefit to an elderly woman renting a home from her son.

Insights and Opinions Bill Irvine 01/06/2020
Elderly widow and her landlord son win fight for Housing Benefit

Blog: Does anyone like Labour lockdown exit plans for private renting?

With the first tentative moves towards the lifting of lockdown measures in England and Wales, albeit at very different paces, we got our first glimpse of Labour party proposals for the private rented sector.

Insights and Opinions John Stewart 17/05/2020
Blog: Does anyone like Labour lockdown exit plans for private renting?