Articles by Sally Walmsley

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

Right to rent transition period extended

Changes to right to rent checks, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will remain in place until  June 21. Emergency measures, introduced in March last year to minimise face-to-face contact, were due to end on Sunday - but the Government has announced they will be extended to give landlords more time to adjust.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 12/05/2021
Right to rent transition period extended

Mental Health Awareness Week - thinking about your mental wellbeing

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and, with this in mind, the NRLA is reminding landlords to think about their mental wellbeing, and to reach out if they need help.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 10/05/2021
Mental Health Awareness Week - thinking about your mental wellbeing

NRLA reaches awards finals

The National Residential Landlord Association has reached the finals of two prestigious competitions celebrating the best of British trade associations.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 04/05/2021
NRLA reaches awards finals

The Big Question: Furnished or unfurnished - what do you rent?

Do you rent out your properties unfurnished - or ready for tenants to move right in? Following a discussion on the furnished/unfurnished debate in our most recent podcast the NRLA is asking what you prefer to do for our next 'Big Question' feature in NRLA members' magazine, Property.

Member Stories Sally Walmsley 08/03/2021
The Big Question: Furnished or unfurnished - what do you rent?