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.

Base Rate Hike: Time for landlords to fight or take flight?

This week the Bank of England announced an interest rate increase from 1.25 to 1.75 per cent, the biggest single hike for 27 years. Here, NRLA Policy and Campaigns Director Chris Norris explores what the impact of the rise could be for landlords and the private rented sector.

Insights and Opinions Chris Norris 05/08/2022
Base Rate Hike: Time for landlords to fight or take flight?

Blog: A New Era in the Rental Sector is Coming

Paul Shamplina, founder of NRLA Recognised Supplier Landlord Action and Chief Commercial Officer at Hamilton Fraser, writes about rental reform following the release of the long-awaited government White Paper, 'A Fairer Private Rented Sector'.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 21/07/2022
Blog: A New Era in the Rental Sector is Coming

Rental reform: What you need to know: possession grounds and court reform

The long-awaited white paper on rental reform has now been published, with housing law in England is set to change substantially in the next few years. Fixed term assured and assured shorthold tenancies will be replaced and landlords will be required to sign up mandatory redress. NRLA policy manager James Woods looks beyond the headlines.

Insights and Opinions James Wood 17/06/2022
Rental reform: What you need to know: possession grounds and court reform

How landlords can profit from having a digital billboard on their property

Andrew Foster of Wildstone shares how landlords could benefit from having a digital billboard on their rental property.

Insights and Opinions Andrew Foster 08/06/2022
How landlords can profit from having a digital billboard on their property

Energy efficiency - what you need to do when embarking on your retrofitting journey

Insights and Opinions Gavin Dick 01/06/2022
Energy efficiency - what you need to do when embarking on your retrofitting journey

Decent homes - a sensible, straightforward solution

NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle on the NRLA's new Property Passport plan, developed in response to the Government's Decent Homes agenda. The proposals will streamline compliance and makes landlords' lives easier, while at the same time offering tenants the assurances they need that their home is safe and secure.

Insights and Opinions Ben Beadle 27/05/2022
Decent homes - a sensible, straightforward solution

Private renting and mental health in Wales: An update from CIH Cymru

Catherine May, project manager at the Chartered Institute of Housing, Cymru, writes about private renting and mental health.

Insights and Opinions Catherine May 23/05/2022
Private renting and mental health in Wales: An update from CIH Cymru

Gimme Shelter: tackling flawed logic head-on

This week, following the publication of new research on Section 21 evictions by Shelter, our Chief Executive Ben Beadle wrote to Shelter's CEO, Polly Neate, to challenge the misleading claims set out in their report. In this blog, Ben explains more.

Insights and Opinions Ben Beadle 06/05/2022
Gimme Shelter: tackling flawed logic head-on

Blog: Why landlord redress makes sense in this day and age

Paul Shamplina, founder of NRLA Recognised Supplier Landlord Action and Chief Commercial Officer at Hamilton Fraser, writes about rental reform and Landlord Redress.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 24/03/2022
Blog: Why landlord redress makes sense in this day and age

Does an inventory really make a difference to deposit claims?

Does an inventory report really help landlords in a deposit dispute? Richard Abbots of Inventory Hive explains how the answer isn't as clear cut as some would think, and offers advice to landlords to help them avoid or resolve future tenancy disputes.

Insights and Opinions Richard Abbots 23/03/2022
Does an inventory really make a difference to deposit claims?