Articles by Aidan Crehan
In a time of uncertainty due to coronavirus, how universities operate has a significant impact upon their towns and cities. Landlords operating in the student market are especially receptive to how universities have responded to this challenge, the NRLA asked these landlords about their experiences towards the end of the 2019/20 academic year.
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.
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.
This post sets out the experiences of landlords trying to meet the requests of tenants and would-be tenants who are seeking homes which are adapted to the needs of the elderly of disabled. The post concludes by finding an opportunity for local authorities, the voluntary sector and private landlords to work together. This could be an opportunity to use licensing revenues constructively and raise the PRS offer to particular groups of residents.
With Section 21 on the way out, a landlord's only means for taking possession of property is through the Section 8 process. This article details how waiting times for repossession have been too high over the last 10 years, showing no real signs of improvement. Regionally a similar pattern emerges, progress is scattered and inconsistent.
This report was produced in association with the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL). The research focused on the nation's recent Private Rented Sector (PRS) reforms. The new system was given a cautious welcome. However concerns about the changes to a landlord's right to regain possession continue.
The NRLA teamed up with the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) to give landlords and letting agents in Scotland a chance to give their views on the recent tenancy and possession reforms introduced by Holyrood. The system is new, there are concerns but there are clearly elements of the new system which are welcomed. However there is still much to do before landlords would agree the new system could be considered "a success".