Expert opinion and insight

Expert opinion and explainer pieces, written by our Chief Executive, members our policy team as well as other experts from across the housing sector.

Blog: Looking ahead to 2021

In his latest blog Paul Shamplina, Head of Property for Hamilton Fraser and Founder of Landlord Action, shares his views on the next 12 months and what they will hold for landlords.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 05/01/2021
Blog: Looking ahead to 2021

Blog: Pets and deposits - a landlord's guide

With more and more households taking on pets to help them through the pandemic, Sandy Bastin, Head of Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Adjudication Services talks you through what you need to know when it comes to taking on tenants with pets - and what to do if things go wrong.

Insights and Opinions Sandy Bastin 05/01/2021
Blog: Pets and deposits - a landlord's guide

Blog: The Welsh PRS as we enter 2021

It's been a year like no other, but that has not stopped the landscape of the Welsh private rented sector (PRS) from changing dramatically. Across 2020 the NRLA has been working hard in the interests of its members and all good landlords across Wales. Here we take a look at all the changes that have taken place and the work the NRLA has done to help shape policy.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 04/01/2021
Blog: The Welsh PRS as we enter 2021

NRLA Wales launches 2021 manifesto

This week NRLA Wales launched its manifesto ahead of the Welsh Parliament election next year. In this blog NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle writes about the NRLA's six key calls for the parties standing in the 2021 Welsh Parliament elections.

Insights and Opinions Ben Beadle 10/12/2020
NRLA Wales launches 2021 manifesto

Buy-to-let market update: December

Welcome to Buy to Let Market, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the Buy to Let lending markets. Written by Doug Hall, of NRLA mortgage partners 3mc.

Insights and Opinions Doug Hall 08/12/2020
Buy-to-let market update: December

BLOG: Senedd Committee considers amendments for possession reform Bill

Wales' Equality, Local Government, and Communities Committee considered amendments put forward to the Renting Homes (Amendment) Bill last week. The purpose of the Bill is to give private tenants in Wales 12-months security of tenure. In this blog NRLA policy officer Calum Davies writes about the amendments.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 03/12/2020
BLOG: Senedd Committee considers amendments for possession reform Bill

Bailiff crisis hit repossessions

Insights and Opinions James Wood 26/11/2020
Bailiff crisis hit repossessions

BLOG: Section 21 - Going, going, gone ....

The NRLA will publish its response to the Government consultation on its Renters Reform Bill next week. The bill includes widespread changes and includes plans to abolish Section 21 repossessions. Here Paul Shamplina, Head of Property for Hamilton Fraser and Founder of Landlord Action shares his thoughts on the Government proposals.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 24/11/2020
BLOG: Section 21 - Going, going, gone ....

Blog: Fair wear and tear - what landlords need to know

Every landlord expects a general level of deterioration in a property over time when renting to tenants. However, when it comes to assessing conditions at end of tenancy, what is considered fair wear and tear and when can you make a deposit deduction claim? In an exclusive blog Head of TDS Adjudication Services, Sandy Bastin explains.

Insights and Opinions Sandy Bastin 23/11/2020
Blog: Fair wear and tear - what landlords need to know

Buy-to-let market update: November

Welcome to Buy to Let Market, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the Buy to Let lending markets. Written by Doug Hall, of NRLA mortgage partners 3mc.

Insights and Opinions Doug Hall 10/11/2020
Buy-to-let market update: November