Articles by Chris Norris
NRLA Policy & Campaigns Director Chris Norris shines a light on the new Government impact assessment of the Renters (Reform) Bill after the first draft was rejected for ignoring private landlords.
The NRLA has received correspondence from HM Courts and Tribunals Service informing us that certain types of high-risk bailiff evictions are to be temporarily paused in some regions.
An efficient court process, that provides timely access to justice, is essential for landlords. Unlike most businesses we can’t simply terminate contracts on expiry or withdraw services for non-payment, our investment is also a home and only a judge can order possession, which is only right. However, we can’t afford for reform to overwhelm an already overstretched court service and leave landlords powerless when tenancies fail.
On Tuesday 15 November the Coventry Arena played host to the first national NRLA conference, attended by more than 500 delegates, speakers, and exhibitors including the latest minister for the private rented sector Felicity Buchan MP.
Today (23 September 2022) the new Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, delivered a statement to the House of Commons on plans to boost economic growth.
The NRLA has submitted written evidence to the Levelling-up, Housing, and Communities (LUHC) select committee inquiry into the Fairer Renting White Paper. NRLA CEO Ben Beadle will give in-person evidence to the committee on 5th September.
This week the Bank of England announced an interest rate increase from 1.25 to 1.75 per cent, the biggest single hike for 27 years. Here, NRLA Policy and Campaigns Director Chris Norris explores what the impact of the rise could be for landlords and the private rented sector.
The NRLA has applied to intervene in the Rakusen v Jepsen Supreme Court appeal. This does not mean that we are directly supporting either litigant or have become party to the case. Rather that we believe that the outcome of the case may affect other landlords whose interests should be heard and whom we wish to represent.
The existing Decent Homes Standard was written two decades ago for a different sector, facing different challenges, with a lengthy implementation plan. In order to meet issues head on we need a revised standard, designed for all rented homes, and an appropriate timetable. Our proposals take the best from existing regulations and make it easier for landlords and tenants to apply them.
NRLA policy director Chris Norris writes about a recent visit to Downing Street for talks with Number 10 housing advisers.