News relating to the private rented sector from both England and Wales, affecting landlords.
Last week, the people of Wales went to the polls to elect members to the Sixth Senedd. The next day, a three-party system had emerged, with a third of MSs making their debut in the legislature.
This week's Queen's Speech announced a white paper outlining the Government's proposals ahead of legislation to reform the private rented sector. The white paper will come two years after it was originally announced that the Renters' Reform Bill would be introduced and Section 21 evictions abolished in the 2019 Queen's Speech.
Responding to confirmation by the Government today of its plans to taper down emergency restrictions in the private rented sector, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:
Changes to right to rent checks, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will remain in place untilÂ June 21. Emergency measures, introduced in March last year to minimise face-to-face contact, were due to end on Sunday - but the Government has announced they will be extended to give landlords more time to adjust.
Responding to the Government's commitment in the Queen's Speech to publish a White Paper later this year on reform of the rental sector, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:
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.
The National Residential Landlord Association has reached the finals of two prestigious competitions celebrating the best of British trade associations.
The Government has introduced a new prescribed Section 8 Notice (Form 3) which will come into force on Tuesday 4 May. This document will be available on the government's website in the near future.
Changes to right to rent checks, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will end next month.
With infections rates now falling and the country opening up once again the emergency measures will end on May 16th and the original (pre-Covid) checks will need to be made.
In our blog following the budget, we announced that there will be changes to the under 35 exceptions, relating to the LHA rate, which will impact on both Local Housing Allowance and Universal Credit claimants.