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

What you need to know: Right to Rent for EU nationals after 30 June 2021

Eighteen months after leaving the European Union (EU), the Government has now published legislation covering how to check the right to rent status of people coming from the EU. Senior policy officer James Wood explains what landlords need to know about carrying out Right to Rent checks for EU nationals after 30 June 2021.

Industry News James Wood 11/06/2021
What you need to know: Right to Rent for EU nationals after 30 June 2021

NRLA invited to high level Government talks

NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle has been invited to join Government discussions on plans for widespread reform of the PRS. The Government promised a white paper on its proposals for new legislation in this year's Queen's Speech, two years after it announced plans for a Renters' Reform Bill, which would see the abolition of Section 21 repossessions - so-called 'no fault' evictions.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 11/06/2021
NRLA invited to high level Government talks

Housing payments 'not fit for purpose' NRLA tells Government

NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle has called for an overhaul of local housing support in the PRS while giving evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee. Ben told the committee the Discretionary Housing Payment is not fit for purpose and said changes are needed to ensure Universal Credit works as intended.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 10/06/2021
Housing payments 'not fit for purpose' NRLA tells Government

GDPR: ICO registration reminder

Landlords are being reminded by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to check whether they need to register and pay a fee, if they have not already done so.

Industry News Victoria Barker 03/06/2021
GDPR: ICO registration reminder

NRLA calls on government to provide financial support as eviction ban lifts

It has been a busy week for the NRLA and the wider sector in the run-up the eviction ban lifting on 31st May. This blog summarises the media's response to the launch of our latest Dynata research on rent arrears, and also details our response to the end of ban earlier this week.

Industry News Sam Hunter 03/06/2021
NRLA calls on government to provide financial support as eviction ban lifts

Covid arrears leave renters struggling to find a new home

Thousands of private renters who have built arrears during the pandemic face problems finding an alternative home because of damage to their credit scores according to a new survey.

Industry News Sam Hunter 28/05/2021
Covid arrears leave renters struggling to find a new home

Call to action: Consultation on new tenancies in Wales

The NRLA is urging landlords to respond to a Welsh Government consultation on the new model occupational contracts (tenancies) that are due to be introduced next year.

Industry News Calum Davies 24/05/2021
Call to action: Consultation on new tenancies in Wales

NRLA Welsh Enforcement Index Reveals Licensing Postcode Lottery

The National Residential Landlords Association's (NRLA) Welsh Enforcement Index, reveals an enforcement postcode lottery across Wales.

Industry News Sam Hunter 21/05/2021
NRLA Welsh Enforcement Index Reveals Licensing Postcode Lottery

Landlords back call for reform to CGT payment rules

Responding to a report published this afternoon by the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) which recommends that the Government should extend the deadline for the payment of Capital Gains Tax from 30 to 60 days following disposal of a residential property, Chris Norris, Policy Director for the National Residential Landlords Association said:

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 20/05/2021
Landlords back call for reform to CGT payment rules

Renters leaving the capital as rent continues to fall

Private sector tenants are leaving London in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 19/05/2021
Renters leaving the capital as rent continues to fall