Industry news

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

Local furlough cash not enough for struggling renters

The NRLA has renewed calls for a financial support package for landlords and tenants in the wake of the Chancellorâs announcement on furlough schemes in local lockdown areas.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 09/10/2020
Local furlough cash not enough for struggling renters

Financial package vital for the survival of the PRS

Calls for a comprehensive financial package for landlords and tenants form the cornerstone of the NRLAs submission to Government ahead of the publication of its Comprehensive Spending Review. The association says the Government must develop a package that provides much greater support for landlords and tenants to ensure that rents can be paid in full and on time.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 08/10/2020
Financial package vital for the survival of the PRS

Wales Tenancy Saver Loan scheme launches

The Welsh Governments Tenancy Saver Loans, which allows tenants to apply for low-interest, affordable, paid-to-landlord loans to cover their coronavirus-related arrears, launched today. The loan scheme is something the NRLA campaigned extensively for.

Industry News Calum Davies 07/10/2020
Wales Tenancy Saver Loan scheme launches

Property Reporter Awards launched with support from NRLA

Businesses from across the property market have a new opportunity to gain recognition for their contribution to the industry as industry publication Property Reporter, has announced the launch of the Property Reporter Awards, proudly supported by the NRLA.

Industry News Victoria Barker 06/10/2020
Property Reporter Awards launched with support from NRLA

Today in politics: CIH warns of PRS crisis and Labour pushing for tenant loans

The Chartered institute of Housing has warned more support is needed, claiming the PRS is reaching "crisis point" as Labour pushes the government on plans, put forward by the NRLA, to offer loans to tenants to cover rent payments.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 06/10/2020
Today in politics: CIH warns of PRS crisis and Labour pushing for tenant loans

Warning as landlords hit with £420k bill for flouting planning rules

Landlords have faced a legal bill totalling £421,837 for adapting properties without the proper planning permission â then refusing to revert them.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 06/10/2020
Warning as landlords hit with £420k bill for flouting planning rules

Prime Minister wrong on rented housing

The Prime Minister is wrong to believe that those in private rented housing are unable to turn the properties they live in into a home of their own. The implication - in his speech today to the Conservative Party Conference - flies in the face of a previous survey of tenants.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 06/10/2020
Prime Minister wrong on rented housing

Second Senedd Committee in a week backs NRLA priorities

For the second time in a week, an influential parliamentary committee in Wales has made recommendations echoing some of the NRLA's key policy asks. NRLA public affairs and policy officer Calum Davies explains more.

Industry News Calum Davies 05/10/2020
Second Senedd Committee in a week backs NRLA priorities

Regulations to launch online Right to Rent check service published

The Immigration Minister, Chris Philip MP, has published a written statement on the Right to Rent scheme, and has laid before parliament the regulations to launch an online Right to Rent checking service.

Industry News Victoria Barker 01/10/2020
Regulations to launch online Right to Rent check service published

Senedd Committee backs NRLA recommendations on possession reform Bill

The NRLA has won the support of an influential Welsh Parliament committee in its attempts to secure changes to the Renting Homes (Amendment) Bill. These include plans to introduce a dedicated housing ciuer

Industry News Calum Davies 01/10/2020
Senedd Committee backs NRLA recommendations on possession reform Bill