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.
The courts will be reopening to hear possession cases from 24thÂ August, marking an end to the five-month long closure.Â The NRLA commissioned an independent survey of tenants in England and Wales, which found that 95 percent had either continued to pay their rent as usual, or had come to an arrangement with their landlord about payment.
Temporary courts are being opened to deal with the backlog of eviction cases created by coronavirus. Chief Executive Ben Beadle explains how NRLA campaigning has brought about real change.
NRLA Wales Policy Officer, Tim Thomas, took part in a housing roundtable with experts and housing leaders organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru.
The Court of Appeal gave judgment in the important Welsh case of Jarvis v Evans last week.Unlicensed landlords in Wales cannot serve a Section 8 or a Section 21 notice and need a (licensed) agent or solicitor to do this for them. In this blog, NRLA legal Counsel David Smith writes about the ruling and the implications for landlords in Wales.
At the beginning of March, before the lockdown was announced in England and Wales, our Wales policy officer, Tim Thomas, took up the opportunity to visit a job centre on Charles Street, Cardiff, a busy centre that serves the diverse needs of the Welsh capital. Here Tim writes about what he took away from the visit.
With coronavirus restrictions beginning to be lifted across the country NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle outlines the our key asks of government.
As we see the beginning of the end of lockdown, thoughts are starting to turn to what the 'new normal' will look like. For student landlords, this includes a fundamental unknown - what will happen in the next academic year? Meera Chindooroy, NRLA deputy director of campaigns and public affairs takes a look at what September could hold for student landlords.
NRLA trainer, housing benefit and Universal Credit expert Bill Irvine examines a recent case in which a local authority refused to pay housing benefit to an elderly woman renting a home from her son.
With the first tentative moves towards the lifting of lockdown measures in England and Wales, albeit at very different paces, we got our first glimpse of Labour party proposals for the private rented sector.