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.

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?

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