Articles by Calum Davies

Why all parties should support a Welsh Housing Survey

In the fourth NRLA blog on our manifesto calls ahead of the 2021 Senedd election, we focus on the introduction of a Welsh Housing Survey - a campaign that is already gaining momentum.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 20/04/2021
Why all parties should support a Welsh Housing Survey

Improving homes: why the Welsh Government can't put this key priority on the back burner

In our third blog focussing on the NRLA Wales' manifesto calls ahead of the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election, we outline how to improve homes in the private rented sector (PRS) and why,

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 13/04/2021
Improving homes: why the Welsh Government can't put this key priority on the back burner

NRLA Wales hustings highlights

On Thursday, NRLA Wales held its hustings ahead of the Senedd election in May. NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle hosted Labour's Mike Hedges MS, the Conservatives' Mark Isherwood MS, Plaid Cymru's Cllr Cefin Campbell, and the Liberal Democrats' Cllr Rodney Berman on the panel.

Industry News Calum Davies 12/04/2021
NRLA Wales hustings highlights

How the next Welsh Government can better support landlords and tenants

In the second of our series of blogs focussing on our manifesto calls ahead of the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election, we look at support for landlords and tenants. The NRLA is conscious of the need for a balanced approach and a private rented sector that works for all.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 06/04/2021
How the next Welsh Government can better support landlords and tenants

Why the next Welsh Government should streamline licensing

Countdown to the Welsh election series - Our flagship call is for the current licensing system to be streamlined.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 30/03/2021
Why the next Welsh Government should streamline licensing

Welsh Government extend possession ban to end of June

The possession ban in Wales is to be extended from the end of March to 30 June, the Welsh Government have announced today.

Industry News Calum Davies 17/03/2021
Welsh Government extend possession ban to end of June

Welsh possession reform bill passes Senedd

The Senedd (Welsh Parliament) has approved a Bill designed to give tenants greater security of tenure, due to come into force in Spring 2022 as part of wholescale reform to the private rented sector.

Industry News Calum Davies 24/02/2021
Welsh possession reform bill passes Senedd

Welsh possession reform Bill approaches final hurdle

The Renting Homes (Amendment) Bill, which aims to give greater security of tenure to tenants, passed its penultimate hurdle in the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) yesterday.

Industry News Calum Davies 11/02/2021
Welsh possession reform Bill approaches final hurdle

Rent Smart Wales fails accountability and transparency tests

An 'accountability deficit' exists within Rent Smart Wales, the nation's registration and licensing authority for the private rented sector, according to a report published by the NRLA today.

Industry News Calum Davies 11/01/2021
Rent Smart Wales fails accountability and transparency tests

Landlords react to extension of Wales eviction ban

The Welsh Government have announced that the suspension on eviction enforcement - due to end on 11 January - will be extended to the end of March 2021. The Welsh Government will review this every three weeks.

Industry News Calum Davies 08/01/2021
Landlords react to extension of Wales eviction ban