Industry news

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

NRLA: Most councils have not issued any penalties against private landlords

Over half of local authorities in England have not issued any civil penalties against rogue or criminal landlords in the last three years according to a new survey.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 03/08/2021
NRLA: Most councils have not issued any penalties against private landlords

NRLA scoops top industry awards

NRLA membersâ magazine Property has been named Best Magazine at the National Association Awards, with the association scooping silver in the Best Membership Organisation category.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 30/07/2021
NRLA scoops top industry awards

Energy efficiency support failing to help most in need

Just five per cent of private rented households have received government help to fund energy efficiency measures despite having the greatest need.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 26/07/2021
Energy efficiency support failing to help most in need

New 'easy to read' How to Rent guide released by Government

A new 'easy read' version of the 'How to Rent' guide has been released by Government.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 23/07/2021
New 'easy to read' How to Rent guide released by Government

EWS1 forms to be scrapped for buildings under 18 metres

Plans to end the need for EWS1 forms on buildings below 18 meters were outlined by the Government this week.

Industry News Victoria Barker 22/07/2021
EWS1 forms to be scrapped for buildings under 18 metres

Welsh Government scheme to pay off Covid arrears launches

A new scheme supporting private tenants in Wales to pay off Covid-related arrears was launched by the Welsh Government this week.

Industry News Victoria Barker 15/07/2021
Welsh Government scheme to pay off Covid arrears launches

Private rents falling in real terms says new data

RENTS paid by private tenants across the UK are falling in real terms according to official data published today.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 14/07/2021
Private rents falling in real terms says new data

Over 80% of private renters happy with accommodation

OVER 80 per cent of private renters in England are satisfied with their accommodation according to new data released today.

Industry News Sam Hunter 08/07/2021
Over 80% of private renters happy with accommodation

When it comes to repairs do you do it yourself?

When it comes to keeping your properties in top condition are you a DIY-er or do you have a team of trusted tradesmen behind you? This is the subject of our latest Big Question feature for NRLA membersâ magazine, Property.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 05/07/2021
When it comes to repairs do you do it yourself?

Rented Housing Laws "Not Fit For Purpose" Argue Landlords

Laws underpinning the private rented sector are not fit for purpose as new research reveals that some dates back to the 18th century.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 02/07/2021
Rented Housing Laws "Not Fit For Purpose" Argue Landlords