Industry news

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

NRLA training: New courses launched

NRLA training has added two new courses to its offering this new year, shining a spotlight on renovations and property auctions. The two courses have been devised by Henry Davis MBA a property trader of over 30 years and offer practical advice on both buying properties and getting them ready for tenants.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 15/01/2021
NRLA training: New courses launched

Breathing Space: New rules will give tenants a 'break' from debt

A new scheme being brought in this spring will ban banks and landlords from chasing tenants for unpaid debts, by offering them a period of time to try to find a solution to their financial problems.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 14/01/2021
Breathing Space: New rules will give tenants a 'break' from debt

Rent Smart Wales fails accountability and transparency tests

An 'accountability deficit' exists within Rent Smart Wales, the nation's registration and licensing authority for the private rented sector, according to a report published by the NRLA today.

Industry News Calum Davies 11/01/2021
Rent Smart Wales fails accountability and transparency tests

Government fails to tackle Covid rent debt crisis

The eviction ban in England has been extended for six weeks, in a move described as a 'sticking plaster' by landlords. Current restrictions were due to end on Monday. The NRLA says the move will do nothing to support landlords and tenants long term and what is needed is a comprehensive financial package, to allow tenants to continue to pay their rent without building unmanageable debt.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 08/01/2021
Government fails to tackle Covid rent debt crisis

Eviction ban in England extended for six weeks

Responding to the Government's announcement of an extension to the ban on the enforcement of most repossessions in the rental housing market in England, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:

Industry News Victoria Barker 08/01/2021
Eviction ban in England extended for six weeks

Landlords react to extension of Wales eviction ban

The Welsh Government have announced that the suspension on eviction enforcement - due to end on 11 January - will be extended to the end of March 2021. The Welsh Government will review this every three weeks.

Industry News Calum Davies 08/01/2021
Landlords react to extension of Wales eviction ban

Ministers need to get a grip of the rent debt crisis

The National Residential Landlords Association, Big Issue and Ride Out Recession Alliance, Shelter, ARLA Propertymark, the Nationwide Building Society, and StepChange the Debt Charity have issued a statement following the re-introduction of a national lockdown.

Industry News Victoria Barker 07/01/2021
Ministers need to get a grip of the rent debt crisis

What do landlords need to know about the new lockdown?

With England plunged into a new national lockdown landlords will be relieved to know, for the moment at least, there have been no new announcements that will directly impact the PRS. However a word of warning, there are likely to be further changes in the coming weeks, so be prepared.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 05/01/2021
What do landlords need to know about the new lockdown?

NRLA welcomes changes to Green Homes Grants

Landlords are welcoming news the Government has changed the Green Homes Grant Scheme installer terms and conditions to overcome the challenges landlords and homeowners were facing finding an installer.

Industry News Victoria Barker 05/01/2021
NRLA welcomes changes to Green Homes Grants

More than half landlords lose rental income due to Covid-19

More than half of private landlords have lost rental income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research published today. A third of landlords have also indicated that they were now more likely to either leave the market entirely or sell some of their properties.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 04/01/2021
More than half landlords lose rental income due to Covid-19