Articles by Aidan Crehan

Property MOTs: A licensing alternative?

The NRLA recognise the advantages adopting of a so-called Property MOT could bring as a replacement for the myriad of local licensing schemes. Using safety certificates, rather than local authority inspection, the MOT is seen as a mechanism to drive a uniform approach to standards. This incorporates current, necessary checks on gas and electrical safety as well as a range of less frequent checks such as EPC rating.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 22/09/2021
Property MOTs:  A licensing alternative?

Family Resources Survey

The data collected to form this infographic is collected from the Family Resources Survey conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides a snapshot of the private rented sector, detailing some key demographic features of the sector.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 10/09/2021
Family Resources Survey

Landlord Confidence Index: Regional Overview

Research Aidan Crehan 05/08/2021
Landlord Confidence Index: Regional Overview

Landlord Confidence Index Q2 2021

The Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) summarises in infographic form how the key influences and policies which have an impact on the supply side of the PRS feed through into market confidence and psychology. The data is captured quarterly and builds into a unique barometer of landlord sentiment and concerns. A more detailed commentary on this data can be found by using this link. NEED LINK

Research Aidan Crehan 05/08/2021
Landlord Confidence Index Q2 2021

Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.10: 2021 Q2

The 2021 Qtr2 survey shows a marked upturn in confidence from the previous quarter. Confidence is increasing across England and Wales, this quarter saw the highest ever national confidence score. Confidence in Yorkshire & the Humber attained the first net-positive score.

Landlord Confidence Index Aidan Crehan 05/08/2021
Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.10: 2021 Q2

In Focus (2021 Qtr 1): Universal Credit, welfare & debt

Every quarter the NRLA ask landlords about how policy is impacting on their property business.The Quarter 1 survey focuses on some of the key issues surrounding Universal Credit and welfare. Landlords were also asked about debt management.

Quarterly Report Aidan Crehan 02/07/2021
In Focus (2021 Qtr 1): Universal Credit, welfare & debt

The Welsh Enforcement Index: The Persistence of Inconsistency

In late 2020, the NRLA (National Residential Landlords Association) Research Observatory began to collect data and evidence on how enforcement powers available to Welsh local authorities were being deployed in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). It is intended to be a follow-up to the recent review of Rent Smart Wales by the NRLA. The focus of this study was slanted towards mandatory and discretionary licensing, and the efficient, effective and economic enforcement of existing regulations.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 18/06/2021
The Welsh Enforcement Index: The Persistence of Inconsistency

The Welsh Enforcement Index

In late 2020, the NRLA (National Residential Landlords Association) Research Observatory began to collect data and evidence on how enforcement powers available to Welsh local authorities were being deployed in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). This study focuses on mandatory and discretionary licensing in Wales. Is the enforcement of existing regulations in Wales truly efficient, effective and economic?

Special Report Aidan Crehan 21/05/2021
The Welsh Enforcement Index

Possession during Covid-19: A landlord perspective

The NRLA has campaigned extensively for reform in the possession process. As landlords currently absorb the costs associated with the lengthy court waiting periods, the ban on the repossession of property introduced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated the problems landlords face. As part of our quarter 3 survey, we asked landlords about their experiences with possession over the course of the last 2 years to shed some more light on this issue

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 17/02/2021
Possession during Covid-19: A landlord perspective

Quarter 3 In Focus: Landlord Possession

In March 2020, the Government introduced the ban on residential evictions. This ban was lifted on the 20th September. With more restrictions since being introduced and a huge backlog of possession cases likely, the NRLA asked landlords about their recent experience of possession proceedings.

Quarterly Report Aidan Crehan 17/02/2021
Quarter 3 In Focus: Landlord Possession