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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Â£85,000 to use the system for VAT returns, meaning they have to submit them through specialist software and keep digital records.
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.