Press releases

Mayor stoking tensions between tenants and landlords

The Mayor of London is causing needless fear for renters as he wrongly assumes that everyone in arrears due to COVID-19 is at threat of eviction.The NRLA has accused the Mayor of scaremongering when he claims that up to a quarter of tenants are in arrears and under threat of eviction.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 14/08/2020
Mayor stoking tensions between tenants and landlords

Tenant survey dispels fears of eviction surge

OVER 95% of private tenants are paying their rent or have made an arrangement with their landlord to pay less rent or defer payment during the pandemic according to a new survey of tenants out today.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 12/08/2020
Tenant survey dispels fears of eviction surge

BREAKING: NRLA victory as Welsh Government brings in tenant loans

Loans to pay off rent arrears built during the coronavirus pandemic will now be available to tenants in Wales following a campaign by the NRLA. The new Tenancy Saver Loans scheme, which will apply to the Private Rented Sector only, will allow tenants to borrow money to cover the arrears they have built, with the cash paid directly to the landlord or agent.

Breaking News Sally Walmsley 11/08/2020
BREAKING: NRLA victory as Welsh Government brings in tenant loans

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

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

Making Tax Digital roll out announced, but is the timing right?

More landlords will have to use a new digital tax system from April 2022 the Government announced today, with most needing to comply by 2023. The Making Tax Digital programme already requires businesses above the VAT threshold of £85,000 to use the system for VAT returns, meaning they have to submit them through specialist software and keep digital records.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 21/07/2020
Making Tax Digital roll out announced, but is the timing right?

Blanket benefit ban ruled unlawful

Landlords are being reminded they should not have blanket policies that discriminate against benefits claimants. It comes after a judge has ruled "No DSS" blanket policy unlawful, after a mother was rejected by a lettings agency.

Breaking News Sally Walmsley 14/07/2020
Blanket benefit ban ruled unlawful