Welsh news

News relating to the Welsh private rented sector affecting landlords. 

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

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

Blog: NRLA Wales represents the interests of PRS landlords during policy roundtable

NRLA Wales Policy Officer, Tim Thomas, took part in a housing roundtable with experts and housing leaders organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 16/07/2020
Blog: NRLA Wales represents the interests of PRS landlords during policy roundtable

Welsh Government to press on with reforming possession process

The process for reforming the possession process in Wales, which was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, is to resume the Welsh Government announced this week. In the blog, NRLA Wales policy officer Calum Davies writes about what landlords need to know.

Industry News Calum Davies 15/07/2020
Welsh Government to press on with reforming possession process

Covid-19 impact on Welsh landlords: NRLA Wales addresses the Senedd

NRLA Wales policy officer Calum Davies gave evidence to the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee inquiry into the impact of the coronavirus on housing this week. Giving evidence, Calum called for more support for landlords who find themselves shut out of government support schemes.

Industry News Victoria Barker 15/07/2020
Covid-19 impact on Welsh landlords: NRLA Wales addresses the Senedd

Jarvis v Evans: Section 8 Notices and Unlicensed Landlords in Wales

The Court of Appeal gave judgment in the important Welsh case of Jarvis v Evans last week.Unlicensed landlords in Wales cannot serve a Section 8 or a Section 21 notice and need a (licensed) agent or solicitor to do this for them. In this blog, NRLA legal Counsel David Smith writes about the ruling and the implications for landlords in Wales.

Insights and Opinions Dr David Smith 13/07/2020
Jarvis v Evans: Section 8 Notices and Unlicensed Landlords in Wales

Welsh landlords invited to online forums

Landlords from across Wales have been invited to two online forums covering issues affecting the PRS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Events Sally Walmsley 09/07/2020
Welsh landlords invited to online forums

Blog: NRLA Wales visit Cardiff job centre

At the beginning of March, before the lockdown was announced in England and Wales, our Wales policy officer, Tim Thomas, took up the opportunity to visit a job centre on Charles Street, Cardiff, a busy centre that serves the diverse needs of the Welsh capital. Here Tim writes about what he took away from the visit.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 01/07/2020
Blog: NRLA Wales visit Cardiff job centre