Industry news

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

Roadmap out of Covid restrictions

This week, England enjoyed the second step of the UK Government's roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions, with outdoor dining allowed and non essential retail reopened. As restrictions on social contact and business activity begin to lift, the Government has also indicated that emergency measures in the private rented sector will start to taper off from 1 June, as long as there are no further setbacks in lifting lockdown measures.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 16/04/2021
Roadmap out of Covid restrictions

NRLA Wales hustings highlights

On Thursday, NRLA Wales held its hustings ahead of the Senedd election in May. NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle hosted Labour's Mike Hedges MS, the Conservatives' Mark Isherwood MS, Plaid Cymru's Cllr Cefin Campbell, and the Liberal Democrats' Cllr Rodney Berman on the panel.

Industry News Calum Davies 12/04/2021
NRLA Wales hustings highlights

Khan's call for rent controls would leave London tenants worse off

Rent controls called for by Sadiq Khan would leave tenants across London worse off according to a new analysis published today.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 09/04/2021
Khan's call for rent controls would leave London tenants worse off

Rent guarantees could be key to encourage landlords to rent to Universal Credit claimants

A landmark study launched today explores ways to increase the willingness of landlords to rent to people receiving housing benefits.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 08/04/2021
Rent guarantees could be key to encourage landlords to rent to Universal Credit claimants

MPs call for urgent action on rent debts

The HCLG select committee published its report into the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness prevention and the PRS.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 01/04/2021
MPs call for urgent action on rent debts

Record growth as NRLA marks first anniversary

It is now 12 months since the NRLA came into being following last year's merger of the NLA and RLA. Chief executive Ben Beadle looks back on an unforgettable first year played out against the backdrop of a global pandemic.

Industry News Ben Beadle 01/04/2021
Record growth as NRLA marks first anniversary

NRLA responds to scrapping of Green Homes Grants

Following the government's decision to end the Green Homes Grant, the NRLA urges the government to adopt a more long-term approach to upgrading properties to meet its zero-carbon target by 2050.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 29/03/2021
NRLA responds to scrapping of Green Homes Grants

Covid one year on - Ministers failing to tackle rent debt crisis

One year on from the first ban on the repossession of rented homes, new analysis shows that more tenants are likely to lose their homes in the long term as a result.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 26/03/2021
Covid one year on - Ministers failing to tackle rent debt crisis

NRLA calls on local authorities to work with private landlords to close the adapted properties gap

Today the National Residential Landlords Association issues a call for greater co-operation between private landlords and local authorities to resolve the urgent need for more adapted private rented accommodation.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 23/03/2021
NRLA calls on local authorities to work with private landlords to close the adapted properties gap

Net zero Britain is impossible unless urgent action is taken warns Committee

The Government is failing to grasp the enormous challenge of decarbonising the UK's housing stock, the Environmental Audit Committee has today warned.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 22/03/2021
Net zero Britain is impossible unless urgent action is taken warns Committee