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 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.
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.
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.
The proportion of private renters satisfied with their housing has risen, according to new data published by the Government this week.
The housing sector has come together to support landlords and tenants facing rent arrears as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Amidst concerns about the impact that the virus has had on tenant finances, the organisations are launching guidance offering practical ways in which landlords and tenants can work to address arrears that might be building as a result of the pandemic.
Landlords have welcomed confirmation from a Government Minister that the courts will begin to hear possession cases from 24th August - providing greater certainty for the rental market.