News relating to the private rented sector from both England and Wales, affecting landlords.
NRLA proposals for a new Decent Homes Standard were the focus of a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the PRS today. During the meeting in Westminster this morning, policy director Chris Norris outlined the associationâ€™s plans, which include proposals for â€˜property passportsâ€™.
The NRLA has published its response to the Government's proposal to extend the Decent Homes Standard to the private rented sector. In its response, the NRLA suggests that 'property passports' could be introduced to help landlords demonstrate their properties are compliant with regulations.
NRLA Wales operations manager Steven Bletsoe provides an update.
As of July 15 2022, the Renting Homes Wales Act will come into force, ending the assured shorthold tenancy regime and introducing a raft of changes to the way most landlords in Wales operate. NRLA policy manager James Wood writes about some of the key changes landlords need to be aware of.
NRLA policy director Chris Norris writes about a recent visit to Downing Street for talks with Number 10 housing advisers.
The Minister for the Private Rented Sector, Eddie Hughes MP, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural National Landlord Conference on Tuesday 15th November.
The government has now published legislation that will amend the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 from 1 October 2022. These amendments will bring social housing in line with the PRS, making it mandatory for social housing to fit smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well.
Letting out homes can be a stressful business, and with the impact of Covid-19 and added pressures of the current cost-of-living crisis it is no surprise many people are struggling with their mental health. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and, with this in mind, the NRLA is reminding landlords to think about their mental wellbeing - and to reach out if they need help.
Rental reform, the proposed landlord register and the growing gulf between supply and demand for privately rented homes were on the agenda when NRLA CEO Ben Beadle met with top housing civil servant Emran Mian. Mr Mian met with Ben to discuss some of the major issues concerning private sector landlords ahead of this weekâ€™s Queenâ€™s Speech.
Today's Queen's Speech saw the UK Government re-commit to a Renters Reform Bill, including the abolition of Section 21 while also strengthening landlords' rights to possession through new grounds. NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle explains what happens next.