Articles by Calum Davies
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.
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.
It's been a year like no other, but that has not stopped the landscape of the Welsh private rented sector (PRS) from changing dramatically. Across 2020 the NRLA has been working hard in the interests of its members and all good landlords across Wales. Here we take a look at all the changes that have taken place and the work the NRLA has done to help shape policy.
The Welsh Government recently laid regulations to enforce the winter truce that bailiffs and High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEO) have been asked to follow over the Christmas period, from 11 December 2020 to 11 January 2021. In this blog NRLA Wales policy officer Calum Davies explains what landlords in Wales need to know.
The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) Wales has released its manifesto for the forthcoming election, explaining that only when the private rented sector (PRS) is regarded as part of the solution to the housing crisis can landlords and tenants prosper.
Wales' Equality, Local Government, and Communities Committee considered amendments put forward to the Renting Homes (Amendment) Bill last week. The purpose
of the Bill is to give private tenants in Wales 12-months security of tenure. In this blog NRLA policy officer Calum Davies writes about the amendments.
Calum Davies, NRLA Wales policy and public affairs officer on the fifth anniversary of registration and licensing scheme Rent Smart Wales, and the new rules being introduced.
A nationwide lockdown is returning to Wales following an announcement made today by First Minister Mark Drakeford MS, with some implications for the private rented sector (PRS) when it comes to house moves and viewings. The lockdown will come into force at 6pm on Friday 23 October and last until Monday 9 November.
The NRLA Wales has today launched its campaign for political parties to commit to expanding the evidence base for housing by introducing a Welsh Housing Survey (WHS). The call comes as the Senedd is in the process of passing its fourth Bill affecting the private rented sector in six years without any comprehensive, government-commissioned data set for housing to support good policy making.
The NRLA is a step closer to securing changes to the possession reform Bill currently progressing through the Senedd after the Welsh GovernmentÂ accepted NRLA proposals.