Industry news

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

Landlords welcome Gove to housing brief

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, responds to news that Michael Gove has been appointed to the role of Housing, Communities & Local Government Secretary.

Industry News Sam Hunter 15/09/2021
Landlords welcome Gove to housing brief

New data reveals scale of Wales' rent arrears crisis

New research published by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) highlights the rent arrears crisis which affected the Welsh private rented sector throughout the first half of 2021.

Industry News Sam Hunter 10/09/2021
New data reveals scale of Wales' rent arrears crisis

Possession update: what you need to know about possession from October 1 2021

The Government has laid legislation that will return notice periods to their pre-pandemic levels in England from 1 October 2021.

Industry News James Wood 09/09/2021
Possession update: what you need to know about possession from October 1 2021

GDPR 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 08/09/2021
GDPR registration reminder

NRLA quoted in new pets report

Whether to allow pets in your property is something of a thorny issue. A new report out today by animal charity Advocats East Mids is calling for an amendment to the act, to allow for either landlords or tenants taking out pet damage insurance, or to allow a separate, capped pet deposit.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 02/09/2021
NRLA quoted in new pets report

Keep the lifeline - open letter to the Prime Minister

100 organisations across the UK including the NRLA, have joined together in urging the Government not to go ahead with the planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 02/09/2021
Keep the lifeline - open letter to the Prime Minister

Afghan resettlement scheme: Landlords with empty homes urged to help

Landlords with vacant properties are being urged to work with councils to help refugees who need to be urgently re-housed in the UK.

Industry News Victoria Barker 01/09/2021
Afghan resettlement scheme: Landlords with empty homes urged to help

Right to Rent: New extension to emergency measures

Temporary changes to Right to Rent, introduced to minimise face-to-face contact, will remain in place until April 2022, the Government has announced.

Industry News Victoria Barker 26/08/2021
Right to Rent: New extension to emergency measures

Chronic failure to tackle rogue landlords puts tenants at risk

The Government needs to address a chronic failure to tackle rogue landlords who put tenants at risk, says the national body representing landlords.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 24/08/2021
Chronic failure to tackle rogue landlords puts tenants at risk

Demand for rental housing at a five year high

The demand for private rented housing has reached a five year high according to new research released by the National Residential Landlords Association following the easing of COVID restrictions.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 20/08/2021
Demand for rental housing at a five year high