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News relating to the private rented sector from both England and Wales, affecting landlords. 

Wales: Shadow Housing Minister backs NRLA notice period call

The Shadow Housing Minister in Wales Mark Isherwood MS has called on the Welsh Government to rethink its decision to extend the possession notice period to six months, backing calls from the NRLA.

Industry News Victoria Barker 06/08/2020
Wales: Shadow Housing Minister backs NRLA notice period call

Welsh possession laws ' draconian ' say landlords

Landlords are calling on the Welsh Government to rethink the decision to extend notice periods for possession to six months.The NRLA has described the decision as draconian and has sent an open letter to the Welsh Minister for Housing & Local Government asking them to reconsider.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 05/08/2020
Welsh possession laws ' draconian ' say landlords

NRLA partners with the Scottish Association of landlords

Landlords who let properties in England, Wales and Scotland can now have joint membership of associations north and south of the border under a new partnership. The NRLA and Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) are partnering to allow landlords with properties in England, Wales and Scotland to pay a small top-up fee to be members of both organisations.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 04/08/2020
NRLA partners with the Scottish Association of landlords

NRLA win on energy efficiency grants

Landlords are today welcoming news the Government has accepted its recommendations on how the new Green Homes Grant scheme should work. The NRLA has long campaigned for support for landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their homes which will benefit tenants through lower utility bills.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 04/08/2020
NRLA win on energy efficiency grants

Managing rent arrears: Your video guide

The NRLA has jointly produced guidance offering practical ways landlords and tenants can work to address arrears that might be building as a result of the pandemic. In this video NRLA deputy director of policy and campaigns Meera Chindooroy explains more about the guidance, which has been backed by organisations across the housing sector.

Industry News Victoria Barker 03/08/2020
Managing rent arrears: Your video guide

Lords committee calls for Universal Credit reform

A new report published by the Lords Economic Affairs Committee is calling for radical changes to be made to Universal Credit.

Industry News Victoria Barker 31/07/2020
Lords committee calls for Universal Credit reform

Today in politics: MPs call for resources for local authorities to use enforcement powers

In our politics update today we take a look at calls from some MPs to give local authorities more resources to police the private rented sector, and "No DSS" adverts.

Industry News Victoria Barker 28/07/2020
Today in politics: MPs call for resources for local authorities to use enforcement powers

Housing market reopens in Wales: New rules on viewings

Landlords in Wales can now hold viewings in occupied properties, providing social distancing is maintained at all times and tenants are not self-isolating or showing symptoms of coronavirus. It comes as the housing market in Wales reopened fully on Monday 27th July, with new guidance issued by the Welsh Government on conducting viewings.

Industry News Victoria Barker 28/07/2020
Housing market reopens in Wales: New rules on viewings

David Smith named as NRLA legal counsel

Leading housing lawyer and former RLA policy director David Smith has been announced as legal counsel for the National Residential Landlords Association.David is a partner at JMW Solicitors in London, specialising in landlord and tenant and property litigation in the residential sector.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 27/07/2020
David Smith named as NRLA legal counsel

Disappointment as six month notice period introduced in Wales

Landlords in Wales will need to give tenants six months notice when repossessing homes under new rules announced by the Welsh Government today in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 23/07/2020
Disappointment as six month notice period introduced in Wales