Industry news

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

What does the Welsh election result mean for the sector?

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.

Industry News Calum Davies 14/05/2021
What does the Welsh election result mean for the sector?

Queen's Speech: what next for rental reform?

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.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 13/05/2021
Queen's Speech: what next for rental reform?

Chancellor needs to address rent debt crisis as rental market restrictions are eased

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:

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 12/05/2021
Chancellor needs to address rent debt crisis as rental market restrictions are eased

Right to rent transition period extended

Changes to right to rent checks, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will remain in place until  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.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 12/05/2021
Right to rent transition period extended

Government must use time to get rental reform right for landlords and tenants

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:

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 11/05/2021
Government must use time to get rental reform right for landlords and tenants

Mental Health Awareness Week - thinking about your mental wellbeing

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.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 10/05/2021
Mental Health Awareness Week - thinking about your mental wellbeing

NRLA reaches awards finals

The National Residential Landlord Association has reached the finals of two prestigious competitions celebrating the best of British trade associations.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 04/05/2021
NRLA reaches awards finals

Important update on Section 8 notices

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.

Industry News James Wood 30/04/2021
Important update on Section 8 notices

Emergency right to rent changes to end

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.

Industry News James Wood 23/04/2021
Emergency right to rent changes to end

Government announces changes to Under 35 exceptions to Local Housing Allowance rate

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.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 22/04/2021
Government announces changes to Under 35 exceptions to Local Housing Allowance rate