Articles by Aidan Crehan

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

Student Landlords & Covid-19

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.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 22/09/2020
Student Landlords & Covid-19

Landlords losing out due to covid-19

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.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 22/09/2020
Landlords losing out due to covid-19

In Focus (2020, Qtr 2) - Student Landlords

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.

Quarterly Report Aidan Crehan 30/09/2020
In Focus (2020, Qtr 2) - Student Landlords

Scottish Tenancy Reform

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.

Special Report Aidan Crehan 18/12/2019
Scottish Tenancy Reform

Scottish tenancy reform: Some positives with more to follow?

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".

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 18/12/2019
Scottish tenancy reform: Some positives with more to follow?