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Student Landlords & Covid-19

This post looks at the covid-19 related issues faced by Student landlords heading into the new academic year. The results are drawn form the 2020 Quarter 2 landlord suvey undertaken in June.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 22/09/2020
Student Landlords & Covid-19

Landlords losing out due to covid-19

The NRLA sponsored a survey of independent landlords in September 2020. The research was undertaken by YouGov. The landlords were not necessarily members of the NRLA - they were drawn from YouGov's own database. The survey was conducted as part of our lobbying for a better deal for landlords in the wake of covid-19 and the closure of the courts.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 22/09/2020
Landlords losing out due to covid-19

Landlords urged to respond to licensing consultations

The NRLA is urging landlords to respond to local authority licensing consultations.

Industry News Victoria Barker 22/09/2020
Landlords urged to respond to licensing consultations

Blog: Evictions - the here and now

On the day the courts reopen to hear repossession cases Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action shares his thoughts on the latest changes and what they mean for tenants.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 21/09/2020
Blog: Evictions - the here and now

What landlords need to know about enforcing a possession order after the courts reopen

The evictions moratorium is due to lift on 20th September. In this blog, NRLA Senior Policy Officer James Wood explains what landlords need to know when it comes to enforcing a possession order after the courts reopen.

Insights and Opinions James Wood 18/09/2020
What landlords need to know about enforcing a possession order after the courts reopen

New 'golden rules' to sustain tenancies

New golden rules to sustain tenancies in the rental market have been published ahead of the courts beginning to hear possession cases from Monday. The rules, drafted by the NRLA, form a central part of measures announced by the Government to ensure courts can start to process possession cases following a six-month ban. If landlords fail to follow the rules, they run the risk of cases being adjourned by the courts for a potentially lengthy period of time, in some cases with no rent being paid.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 17/09/2020
New 'golden rules' to sustain tenancies

BLOG: Housing high on the agenda as the Senedd returns

In its first week since the summer recess, the Welsh Parliament has seen the private rented sector (PRS) and housing take centre stage, at least for those who follow its proceedings closely. In this blog, NRLA policy officer Calum Davies explains more.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 17/09/2020
BLOG: Housing high on the agenda as the Senedd returns

Rent Controls would be a disaster for London renters

Proposals by the Mayor of London for rent controls in the capital would be a disaster for tenants. As Sadiq Khan once again seeks the powers to introduce them, the National Residential Landlords Association is pointing to a report published by The Treasury in 2010 under the last Labour Government, of which the Mayor was a member.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/09/2020
Rent Controls would be a disaster for London renters

Inventory clerks - an overview of users

This blog post reports on inventories and the use of independent inventory clerk services by landlords. The analysis is drawn from the 2020 Quarter 2 survey of the PRS undertaken by the NRLA. It highlights patterns of usage by different groups of landlords. It also signposts to further information

Deep Insight Nick Clay 16/09/2020
Inventory clerks - an overview of users

Pictures: Landlord and NHS worker homeless due to evictions ban

For A & E worker Kelly, her work treating patients on the frontline has never been busier. But the twelve hour shifts spent wearing full protective clothing are not the only strains on Kelly right now. She is currently sleeping in a shed at the bottom of her parents garden, and has been homeless for six months.

Member Stories Victoria Barker 16/09/2020
Pictures: Landlord and NHS worker homeless due to evictions ban