Articles by Tim Thomas

Blog: NRLA welcomes Welsh homelessness support

The NRLA have welcomed the Welsh Government commitment to end homelessness with the announcement of £30 million of funding for Welsh local authorities and the launch of a pan-Wales social leasing scheme.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 30/11/2021
Blog: NRLA welcomes Welsh homelessness support

Blog: Making the PRS more accessible for disabled and older people

The NRLA is working in partnership with five local authorities to develop ways of increasing the supply of adapted properties in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). We are also looking to raise awareness of the advantages of improving accessibility for both tenants and landlords.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 06/12/2021
Blog: Making the PRS more accessible for disabled and older people

Renting to Hong Kong British Nationals (BNO)

The NRLA have given several presentations with Regional Strategic Migration Partnerships on how Hong Kong British Nationals can gain access to accommodation in the Private Rented Sector. Find out more about what landlords need to consider.

Helpful Tips Tim Thomas 12/11/2021
Renting to Hong Kong British Nationals (BNO)

Blog: How landlords can support the resettlement of Afghan nationals into the UK?

Many of us have been greatly affected by the sight of Afghan nationals attempting to flee their country following its takeover by the new Taliban government.

Helpful Tips Tim Thomas 26/10/2021
Blog: How landlords can support the resettlement of Afghan nationals into the UK?

Rent Smart Wales Survey

The NRLA are calling for more scrutiny on Rent Smart Wales. We are calling on landlords to let us know their views on how effectively Rent Smart Wales are operating, how successfully they are communicating with landlords and to what extent they are improving standards in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

Industry News Tim Thomas 14/10/2021
Rent Smart Wales Survey

NRLA responds to the Welsh Government's extension of notice periods

Ben Beadle, our Chief Executive, responds to the Welsh Government's announcement of a further extension to notice periods.

Industry News Tim Thomas 22/09/2021
NRLA responds to the Welsh Government's extension of notice periods

Wales: Universal Credit and the impact of the pandemic

Our Welsh Policy Officer, Tim Thomas, looks at the impact Covid has had on tenants in receipt of welfare and benefits and what support is being offered to both landlords and tenants to keep tenancies going.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 17/09/2021
Wales: Universal Credit and the impact of the pandemic

Welsh landlords urged to participate in NRLA survey on Senedd priorities

NRLA Wales is urgently calling on Welsh landlords to respond to a new survey on what the Senedd's Local Government and Housing Committee's priorities should be over the next twelve to eighteen months.

Industry News Tim Thomas 18/08/2021
Welsh landlords urged to participate in NRLA survey on Senedd priorities

Housing First and the Private Rented Sector

Alex Osmond, Housing First and Lived Experience Manager, and Tim Thomas, Policy Officer at NRLA Wales take a closer look at the Housing First model, and the role private landlords can play.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 01/06/2021
Housing First and the Private Rented Sector

Blog: Tackling fuel poverty in Wales

On the advent of the publication of the Welsh Government's Tackling fuel poverty 2021 to 2035, NRLA Wales have expressed disappointment over the lost opportunity to focus on improving the least fuel efficient dwellings and provide greater support to landlords.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 08/03/2021
Blog: Tackling fuel poverty in Wales