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.

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

How to avoid fake landlord scams

The NRLA has received reports over the last few months of prospective tenants who have been defrauded out of hundreds of pounds by criminals who have advertised a fake property to rent. In this blog we take a closer look at how the fraud operates, what to do if you think you are a victim of a scam, and the practical steps you can take to avoid being scammed.

Insights and Opinions NRLA Advice Line 10/11/2020
How to avoid fake landlord scams

Blog: Can under 35s qualify for the 1 bedroom rate under Universal Credit?

Universal Credit and LHA expert Bill Irvine writes about the exceptions to the under 35s rule, and the Government's "everyone in" initiative.

Insights and Opinions Bill Irvine 09/11/2020
Blog: Can under 35s qualify for the 1 bedroom rate under Universal Credit?

Rent Smart Wales: Mandatory inspections introduced

Calum Davies, NRLA Wales policy and public affairs officer on the fifth anniversary of registration and licensing scheme Rent Smart Wales, and the new rules being introduced.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 30/10/2020
Rent Smart Wales: Mandatory inspections introduced

Blog: No letting agent? What could go wrong?

In his latest blog Paul Shamplina, Head of Property for Hamilton Fraser and Founder of Landlord Action, shares his views on letting agents, after new data revealed more than half landlords now opt to self-manage.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 20/10/2020
Blog: No letting agent? What could go wrong?

Buy to let market update: October

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 12/10/2020
Buy to let market update: October

Blog: Evictions - the here and now

On the day the courts reopen to hear repossession cases Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action shares his thoughts on the latest changes and what they mean for tenants.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 21/09/2020
Blog: Evictions - the here and now