Articles by Victoria Barker

Eviction ban in England extended for six weeks

Responding to the Government's announcement of an extension to the ban on the enforcement of most repossessions in the rental housing market in England, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:

Industry News Victoria Barker 08/01/2021
Eviction ban in England extended for six weeks

Ministers need to get a grip of the rent debt crisis

The National Residential Landlords Association, Big Issue and Ride Out Recession Alliance, Shelter, ARLA Propertymark, the Nationwide Building Society, and StepChange the Debt Charity have issued a statement following the re-introduction of a national lockdown.

Industry News Victoria Barker 07/01/2021
Ministers need to get a grip of the rent debt crisis

Self-assessment tax deadline fast approaching

Landlords are reminded that the deadline to file their self-assessment tax returns is fast approaching.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 06/01/2021
Self-assessment tax deadline fast approaching

NRLA welcomes changes to Green Homes Grants

Landlords are welcoming news the Government has changed the Green Homes Grant Scheme installer terms and conditions to overcome the challenges landlords and homeowners were facing finding an installer.

Industry News Victoria Barker 05/01/2021
NRLA welcomes changes to Green Homes Grants

The Big Question: Do your tenants have free rein when it comes to the garden?

When it comes to gardening, do you allow your tenants to have free rein? We are asking you what you think as part of our Big Question feature in the Spring edition of member magazine Property.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 04/01/2021
The Big Question: Do your tenants have free rein when it comes to the garden?

More than 800,000 renters in arrears due to Covid

Over 800,000 private renters in England and Wales have built rent arrears since lockdown measures began according to estimates from new research published today.

Industry News Victoria Barker 22/12/2020
More than 800,000 renters in arrears due to Covid

COVID Rent Arrears Crisis

This piece looks at new research carried out for the NRLA by Dynata. More than 2,077 private renters in England and Wales were surveyed between 17th November and 9th December 2020.

Deep Insight Victoria Barker 21/12/2020
COVID Rent Arrears Crisis

Brexit and Right to Rent: What landlords need to know

Ahead of the 31 December 2020, we wanted to remind members that Government guidance states that private landlords will need to carry out Right to Rent checks in the same way they do at present, until June 2021.

Industry News Victoria Barker 18/12/2020
Brexit and Right to Rent: What landlords need to know

NRLA launches new Article 4 toolkit

A new toolkit to help landlords understand and respond to local Article 4 direction proposals has been launched exclusively for NRLA members.

Industry News Victoria Barker 15/12/2020
NRLA launches new Article 4 toolkit

Scotland tenant hardship loan fund launches

Tenants in Scotland who have been financially affected by Covid 19 will now be able to apply for interest free loans to pay off Covid related arrears.

Industry News Victoria Barker 09/12/2020
Scotland tenant hardship loan fund launches