Articles by Sally Walmsley

General Election 2024: Labour plans to end section 21 must work for renters and responsible landlords

Labour said it will ‘overhaul’ regulation of the private rented sector if it is successful at the polls on 4 July, during its manifesto launch today. Section 21 repossessions will be abolished ‘immediately’ by a Labour Government, according to the document, which also announces the party’s intention ‘to prevent private renters being exploited and discriminated against'.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 13/06/2024
General Election 2024: Labour plans to end section 21 must work for renters and responsible landlords

NRLA intervening in Section 21 appeal

The NRLA has applied to intervene in a legal appeal on whether it's acceptable for vital rental documents to be served by post.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 12/06/2024
NRLA intervening in Section 21 appeal

General Election 2024: Conservative plans do nothing to address shortage of homes to rent

Plans to temporarily scrap Capital Gains Tax for landlords selling homes to their tenants have been announced by the Conservative Party during its election manifesto launch today. The tax would be axed for a two-year period, to encourage landlords to sell properties to existing tenants – yet the NRLA said this does not address the chronic shortage of homes to rent.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 11/06/2024
General Election 2024: Conservative plans do nothing to address shortage of homes to rent

Your NRLA podcast: Local authority enforcement and property fraud

In this episode of NRLA podcast Listen Up Landlords, presenters Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco examine the issue of local authority enforcement following the publication of a new report by the NRLA and investigate the shadowy world of property fraud.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 29/05/2024
Your NRLA podcast: Local authority enforcement and property fraud

The Big Question: Have you made energy efficiency improvements at your rental properties?

This month we ask whether you have made any energy efficiency improvements to your rental homes. Tell us more about your approach in our exclusive survey for NRLA members' magazine Property.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 29/05/2024
The Big Question: Have you made energy efficiency improvements at your rental properties?

NRLA General Election Hub – keeping you up to date

A new General Election Hub to keep NRLA members fully abreast of the latest party-political policies on private rented housing has been unveiled today.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 29/05/2024
NRLA General Election Hub – keeping you up to date

Student landlords needed for European study

Student landlords are being invited to take part in an international survey looking at different experiences across Europe.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 29/05/2024
Student landlords needed for European study

Uncertain future for the PRS as reports Renters (Reform) Bill dropped

The Renters (Reform) Bill, the Government's masterplan to transform the private rented sector, is reported to have been dropped as a result of the general election announcement.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 24/05/2024
Uncertain future for the PRS as reports Renters (Reform) Bill dropped

Rent controls ‘not Labour policy’

Labour has once again stressed that rent controls are not party policy in the wake of an independent report it commissioned into the private rented sector (PRS). The report, which was released this week, suggests Labour needs to ‘decrease the country’s dependence on the PRS’ and recommends the introduction of what author Stephen Cowan describes as ‘third-generation rent stabilisation’.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/05/2024
Rent controls ‘not Labour policy’

NRLA enforcement data presented to Parliamentary group

New NRLA enforcement data showing councils are failing to tackle the rogue landlords giving the sector a bad name has been presented to the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/05/2024
NRLA enforcement data presented to Parliamentary group