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.

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?

Why Welsh government must reject rent controls and Right-to-Rent

In the final NRLA blog before the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election, we explain why importing rent controls from abroad and Right-To-Rent from England will lead to disruption.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 04/05/2021
Why Welsh government must reject rent controls and Right-to-Rent

Blog: What Welsh parties are promising ahead of the polls

With the Senedd election in less than a week, NRLA Wales has analysed the manifestos of teach of the political parties to see how landlords would fare under their plans.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 30/04/2021
Blog: What Welsh parties are promising ahead of the polls

Blog: Why you need to get inventory reporting right

When done with a high degree of detail and accuracy, inventory reports can be the difference between successful and unsuccessful claims for landlords. Michael Hill of TDS explains more.

Insights and Opinions Michael Hill 27/04/2021
Blog: Why you need to get inventory reporting right

Why improving justice for landlords and tenants should be a priority for the Welsh Government

In the penultimate blog of our NRLA manifesto series during the Welsh Parliament election campaign, the NRLA puts a spotlight on improving housing justice in Wales.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 27/04/2021
Why improving justice for landlords and tenants should be a priority for the Welsh Government

Why a Welsh Housing Survey can improve lives in Wales

Access to safe, secure, high-quality homes is a fundamental right for all. In this piece Samuel Rees, Public Affairs Officer at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, sets out the wide-ranging impact a Welsh Housing Survey could have on Wales' private rented sector.

Insights and Opinions Samuel Rees 23/04/2021
Why a Welsh Housing Survey can improve lives in Wales

Blog: Renters' Reform Bill Spotlight: Student lets

What do the NRLA Renters' Reform Bill proposals say about student landlords? Here campaigns officer Alexandra Williams takes a deep dive into the issues and potential solutions.

Insights and Opinions Alexandra Williams 23/04/2021
Blog: Renters' Reform Bill Spotlight: Student lets

Why all parties should support a Welsh Housing Survey

In the fourth NRLA blog on our manifesto calls ahead of the 2021 Senedd election, we focus on the introduction of a Welsh Housing Survey - a campaign that is already gaining momentum.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 20/04/2021
Why all parties should support a Welsh Housing Survey

Improving homes: why the Welsh Government can't put this key priority on the back burner

In our third blog focussing on the NRLA Wales' manifesto calls ahead of the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election, we outline how to improve homes in the private rented sector (PRS) and why,

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 13/04/2021
Improving homes: why the Welsh Government can't put this key priority on the back burner