Articles by Sally Walmsley

NRLA celebrates awards success

The NRLA has won two awards at the prestigious Association Excellence Awards, with its magazine and Covid response singled out for praise. Property picked up the Bronze award for Best Association Magazine (over 25,000 circulation) and Best Lobbying Campaign or Advancement of a Cause during Covid-19 at the Association Excellence Awards.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 15/10/2021
NRLA celebrates awards success

What you need to know: court fees update

As of 30 September, the Government has increased the price of a number of fees that landlords have to pay when applying to court. This includes applications for warrants of possession, as well as making a small claim or enforcing it.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 30/09/2021
What you need to know: court fees update

NRLA quoted in new pets report

Whether to allow pets in your property is something of a thorny issue. A new report out today by animal charity Advocats East Mids is calling for an amendment to the act, to allow for either landlords or tenants taking out pet damage insurance, or to allow a separate, capped pet deposit.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 02/09/2021
NRLA quoted in new pets report

NRLA scoops top industry awards

NRLA membersâ magazine Property has been named Best Magazine at the National Association Awards, with the association scooping silver in the Best Membership Organisation category.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 30/07/2021
NRLA scoops top industry awards

When it comes to repairs do you do it yourself?

When it comes to keeping your properties in top condition are you a DIY-er or do you have a team of trusted tradesmen behind you? This is the subject of our latest Big Question feature for NRLA membersâ magazine, Property.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 05/07/2021
When it comes to repairs do you do it yourself?

Universal Credit: Government criticised in new housing report

"Good, professional landlords" are being put off renting to benefits claimants as a direct result of problems around the government's administration of Universal Credit, according to a new report.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 25/06/2021
Universal Credit: Government criticised in new housing report

New extension to emergency right to measures

Emergency right to rent measures introduced to minimise face-to-face contact will now be in place until the end of August the Government has announced. Adjusted checks were introduced in March last year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and were originally due to end on June 20.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 18/06/2021
New extension to emergency right to measures

The Big Question: When it comes to repairs are you a DIY-er?

When it comes to keeping your properties in top condition are you a DIY-er, or do you have a team of trusted tradesmen behind you? This is the subject of our latest Big Question feature for NRLA members' magazine, Property.

Helpful Tips Sally Walmsley 09/06/2021
The Big Question: When it comes to repairs are you a DIY-er?

NRLA invited to high level Government talks

NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle has been invited to join Government discussions on plans for widespread reform of the PRS. The Government promised a white paper on its proposals for new legislation in this year's Queen's Speech, two years after it announced plans for a Renters' Reform Bill, which would see the abolition of Section 21 repossessions - so-called 'no fault' evictions.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 11/06/2021
NRLA invited to high level Government talks

Housing payments 'not fit for purpose' NRLA tells Government

NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle has called for an overhaul of local housing support in the PRS while giving evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee. Ben told the committee the Discretionary Housing Payment is not fit for purpose and said changes are needed to ensure Universal Credit works as intended.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 10/06/2021
Housing payments 'not fit for purpose' NRLA tells Government