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: Adapted and accessible properties - the next big opportunity in the PRS?

Liberty Bollen from accessible housing provider Abode Impact on the increasing demand for adapted homes.

Insights and Opinions Liberty Bollen 10/06/2021
Blog: Adapted and accessible properties - the next big opportunity in the PRS?

Photographic Evidence in Tenancy Deposits - How to get it right

At the end of a tenancy, it can be difficult to prove how much deterioration or damage has been caused to a property. Whilst an inventory report can offer a good comparison between the start and end of tenancy, in-depth detail may be missing on the disputed area of concern which can cause difficulty when dealing with tenancy deposit disputes. Here, Michael Hill of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) explains more about getting photographic evidence right.

Insights and Opinions Michael Hill 09/06/2021
Photographic Evidence in Tenancy Deposits - How to get it right

Blog: Rental reform is coming - now is not the time to bury your head in the sand

Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action on the Government's planned changes and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 07/06/2021
Blog: Rental reform is coming - now is not the time to bury your head in the sand

Buy-to-let market update June 2021

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 02/06/2021
Buy-to-let market update June 2021

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

Electrical Safety Checks: does changing tenants affect an EICR?

In June 2020, the Government made it mandatory for landlords in England to have the electrical installations in their property tested by a qualified and competent person at regular intervals. Senior policy officer James Wood looks at whether changing tenants affects an EICR.

Insights and Opinions James Wood 03/06/2021
Electrical Safety Checks: does changing tenants affect an EICR?

Blog: Renters' Reform and the Queen's Speech - what's next for landlords?

What does the recent Queenâs Speech mean for the Rentersâ Reform Bill? What will the upcoming white paper contain? Can we expect the Bill this year?Campaigns Officer Alexandra Williams looks at what we can expect to see.

Insights and Opinions Alexandra Williams 25/05/2021
Blog: Renters' Reform and the Queen's Speech - what's next for landlords?

Blog: With rising numbers of renters in later life, can you afford not to adapt your rentals?

Henry Smith, Senior Programme Manager for Homes at the Centre for Ageing Better on why landlords should consider the needs of older renters.

Insights and Opinions Henry Smith 18/05/2021
Blog: With rising numbers of renters in later life, can you afford not to adapt your rentals?

What you need to know: Possessions update for England

The Government has made a series of welcome announcements around possession in the private rented sector. The updates are wide ranging and generally very positive, reflecting the roadmap that the NRLA had suggested as a measured and reasonable way to return to the norm without over-stretching the courts.

Insights and Opinions James Wood 14/05/2021
What you need to know: Possessions update for England

With the repossessions ban extended, what is the roadmap to recovery?

On 10 March, the Government once again extended the ban on repossessions enforced by bailiffs in England, and the six-month notice period, until 31 May 2021. Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action explains why he believes the changes will harm those they are designed to help.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 05/05/2021
With the repossessions ban extended, what is the roadmap to recovery?