Industry news

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

Landlords call for more support to boost energy efficiency

The tax system is in urgent need of reform to support energy improvements to rented housing. That is the call from the NRLA as the Chancellor prepares his Budget for the 3rd March.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 24/02/2021
Landlords call for more support to boost energy efficiency

Welsh possession reform bill passes Senedd

The Senedd (Welsh Parliament) has approved a Bill designed to give tenants greater security of tenure, due to come into force in Spring 2022 as part of wholescale reform to the private rented sector.

Industry News Calum Davies 24/02/2021
Welsh possession reform bill passes Senedd

Census 2021 launches this March

The NRLA is urging landlords to make sure they respond to the 2021 census which will run in March.

Industry News Victoria Barker 19/02/2021
Census 2021 launches this March

Chancellor must act to tackle rent debt crisis

A joint statement by The Big Issue Ride Out Recession Alliance, Crisis, Citizens Advice, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Money Advice Trust, The Mortgage Works, National Residential Landlords Association, Nationwide Building Society, Propertymark, StepChange Debt Charity and Shelter.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 18/02/2021
Chancellor must act to tackle rent debt crisis

Pressure mounts on Government to resolve rent debt crisis

Following the announcement to extend the eviction ban on Sunday, it has been a busy week for the NRLA and the wider sector.

Industry News Victoria Barker 18/02/2021
Pressure mounts on Government to resolve rent debt crisis

Green Homes Grant Scheme in urgent need of change say landlords

NRLA responds to concerns raised by the Environmental Audit Select Committee today on the Government's Green Homes Grant scheme.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 17/02/2021
Green Homes Grant Scheme in urgent need of change say landlords

Empty home levels hit a record high - so what can be done?

More than a quarter of a million homes in England are lying empty, despite record numbers of people being desperately in need of somewhere to live. There are now 268,385 long-term empty homes in England - up 20% on the previous year - with Government figures showing the numbers have gone up in nine out of 10 council areas.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 17/02/2021
Empty home levels hit a record high - so what can be done?

Government needs to get a grip of Covid rent crisis

The Government needs to get a grip and do something about the debt crisis renters and landlords are now facing. A package of hardship loans and grants is needed as a matter of urgency.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 14/02/2021
Government needs to get a grip of Covid rent crisis

Welsh possession reform Bill approaches final hurdle

The Renting Homes (Amendment) Bill, which aims to give greater security of tenure to tenants, passed its penultimate hurdle in the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) yesterday.

Industry News Calum Davies 11/02/2021
Welsh possession reform Bill approaches final hurdle

Eviction surge warning unfounded, new data suggests

Warnings of a surge of evictions following the partial lifting of the repossessions ban in September last year have proved to be unfounded according to government figures released today.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 11/02/2021
Eviction surge warning unfounded, new data suggests