Industry news

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

Black Friday: The best deals for landlords

Black Friday 2020 is here, and we've got some fantastic membership and training offers with you which we can't wait to share.

Industry News Victoria Barker 27/11/2020
Black Friday: The best deals for landlords

Flats without cladding will no longer need EWS1 checks

Owners of flats in buildings without cladding will no longer need an EWS1 form to sell or re-mortgage their property the Government has announced. Post-Grenfell the Government introduced rules requiring homes to undergo an external wall survey process – commonly referred to as 'EWS1'.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 27/11/2020
Flats without cladding will no longer need EWS1 checks

Landlords urged to respond to local licensing consultations

A number of council's are currently consulting on licensing proposals, and the NRLA is urging landlords to make sure they have their say in the consultations affecting them.

Industry News Victoria Barker 26/11/2020
Landlords urged to respond to local licensing consultations

Sunak cuts housing support

Landlords have criticised the Chancellor for cutting the amount tenants relying on benefits will be able to claim to pay their rent. According to a report by the Office for Budget Responsibility published alongside the Spending Review today the Local Housing Allowance will be frozen in cash terms from next year.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 25/11/2020
Sunak cuts housing support

Black Friday: The best deals for landlords

Black Friday 2020 is here, and we've got some fantastic membership and training offers with you which we can't wait to share.

Industry News Victoria Barker 25/11/2020
Black Friday: The best deals for landlords

Consultation launches on plans to extend carbon monoxide regulations

Private landlords in England will be required to install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room that has a fixed combustion appliance, such as a gas boiler or wood burner, under proposals unveiled in a new Government consultation.

Industry News Victoria Barker 19/11/2020
Consultation launches on plans to extend carbon monoxide regulations

Green Homes Grants: Government extends scheme by a year

The Green Homes Grant scheme, under which landlords can apply for a grant of up to 5,000 pounds to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, has been extended. Launched in September, the scheme was due to end on 31st March 2021. As part of a new ten -point -plan for a green industrial revolution unveiled by the Government this week, the scheme will now be extended until March 2022.

Industry News Victoria Barker 18/11/2020
Green Homes Grants: Government extends scheme by a year

Today in politics: Rents fluctuate as workers move out of cities, Covid hits incomes and benefits payments

Today we look at new figures showing rents are falling in cities and increasing in more rural areas - while statistics from news reports show more support is needed for tenants.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/11/2020
Today in politics: Rents fluctuate as workers move out of cities, Covid hits incomes and benefits payments

Government plan rewards rent dodgers

New regulations published today will mean tenants can build almost 18 months of rent arrears without any sanction.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/11/2020
Government plan rewards rent dodgers

New rules on repossessions

New Government rules mean that possession orders for arrears will only be enforced in cases where tenants built significant arrears pre-Covid. Orders for cases which include arrears built by tenants after March 23 will now be put on ice until after the ‘Christmas truce’ period, which ends on January 11.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/11/2020
New rules on repossessions