Industry news

News relating to the private rented sector from both England and Wales, affecting landlords. 

Saving energy â how to support your tenants

Whether your rental comes with or without bills included, providing an energy efficient home is likely to make your property warmer and cheaper to run, both of which will make it more attractive to potential tenants. This week marks Big Energy Saving Week, a national campaign to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 17/01/2022
Saving energy â how to support your tenants

New DLUHC cladding announcement: NRLA seeks clarification

Today we wrote to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, requesting further clarity on whether individual landlords who are leaseholders will be covered by the departmentâs recent move to ensure no individual leaseholder will have to pay to fix unsafe cladding.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 17/01/2022
New DLUHC cladding announcement: NRLA seeks clarification

Ten things to look out for when doing your due diligence on a property

Michael Dent of NRLA recognised supplier Property Data on the ten most important things to look out for when weighing up potential property purchases.

Industry News Michael Dent 17/01/2022
Ten things to look out for when doing your due diligence on a  property

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: What landlords need to know

After a six year wait, the Welsh Government has announced that the Renting Homes Wales Act will come into force on July 15 2022.This legislation fundamentally changes how landlords operate in Wales, with all PRS tenancies replaced by "occupation contracts" with new required terms and rules around repossession. In this blog NRLA policy manager James Wood explains what landlords need to know.

Industry News James Wood 14/01/2022
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: What landlords need to know

Leaseholders wont need to pay for unsafe cladding remediation in medium-rise flats

The Government has announced that leaseholders in lower height buildings will not have to pay for the removal of unsafe cladding.

Industry News Victoria Barker 14/01/2022
Leaseholders wont need to pay for unsafe cladding remediation in medium-rise flats

Tenancy Hardship Grant extended by Welsh Government

The Welsh Government has announced that the eligibility period for the Tenancy Hardship Grant launched in July 2021 will be extended to include Covid-related rent arrears accrued up to 31 December 2021.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 12/01/2022
Tenancy Hardship Grant extended by Welsh Government

Welsh Government announces Renting Homes Wales Act implementation timings

Following the news that the Welsh Government has announced timings for the implementation of the Renting Homes Wales Act, the NRLA has published its response to this development.

Industry News Sam Hunter 12/01/2022
Welsh Government announces Renting Homes Wales Act implementation timings

Blog: Landlords Needed for Building Safety Bill

We need NRLA members with experience of ownership and letting units in mid or high-rise properties to volunteer to share their knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing similar landlords.

Industry News Chris Norris 22/12/2021
Blog: Landlords Needed for Building Safety Bill

Report lays bare impact of tax hikes on rental market

Over half of private landlords responding to a new survey conducted by the LSE on behalf of the NRLA say recent tax changes in the rental market have had a negative impact on their investment plans.

Industry News Sam Hunter 20/12/2021
Report lays bare impact of tax hikes on rental market

NRLA responds to new Welsh Government announcement on notice periods

Following the Welsh Government's decision to extend the six month notice period regulations introduced at the start of the pandemic until 24 March 2022, the NRLA has issued its response to this news.

Industry News Sam Hunter 20/12/2021
NRLA responds to new Welsh Government announcement on notice periods