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Renting Homes Wales: Secondary legislation announced

New secondary legislation has been released by the Welsh Government in preparation for the introduction of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act in December. Most of these changes are minor adjustments to allow for existing legislation to continue. Our policy manager James Wood takes a look at the changes.

Industry News James Wood 24/06/2022
Renting Homes Wales: Secondary legislation announced

Rental reform: Our five key asks

A fundamental shift in the Government's attitude to private landlords is needed if its rental reform plans are to work. Following the publication of the Government's long-awaited white paper on rental reform, the NRLA has identified five major areas of concern, and in the coming weeks will be campaigning for change at the highest level.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 24/06/2022
Rental reform: Our five key asks

Energy Efficiency, Minimum Standards and Inefficient Housing Stock: What Landlords can do to Prepare for MEES

How can Britain become more energy efficient? It's certainly a question which outfoxed many a minister throughout the 1970s. In a decade when TV broadcasts would break down on a regular basis due to the energy supply crisis, the UK became used to a state of permanent energy instability.

Helpful Tips Gavin Dick 24/06/2022
Energy Efficiency, Minimum Standards and Inefficient Housing Stock: What Landlords can do to Prepare for MEES

Limited Company Structure Offers Landlords Protection Against Inflation

There are few bigger concerns for people in the UK currently than inflation. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that inflation now sits at 9%, its highest point in four decades, with warnings that it is only likely to increase further. GetGround explains how a limited company structure for your lettings business can help.

Insights and Opinions Dr Moubin Faizullah-Khan 23/06/2022
Limited Company Structure Offers Landlords Protection Against Inflation

Supreme Court to Consider Rent-to-Rent

The NRLA has applied to intervene in the Rakusen v Jepsen Supreme Court appeal. This does not mean that we are directly supporting either litigant or have become party to the case. Rather that we believe that the outcome of the case may affect other landlords whose interests should be heard and whom we wish to represent.

Industry News Chris Norris 22/06/2022
Supreme Court to Consider Rent-to-Rent

Q&A: Get to know NRLA Wales representative Sandra

In the latest of our meet the team blogs, get to know one of our regional reps, Sandra Towers. Sandra helps run networking events for landlords across North Wales, as well as the Midlands.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 20/06/2022
Q&A: Get to know NRLA Wales representative Sandra

Rent Controls in Wales - follow the evidence

As part of the agreement between Labour and Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Government has committed to looking into rent controls in Wales. This article looks at why rent controls don't work and why it would not be necessary in Wales.

Deep Insight Josh Lovell 20/06/2022
Rent Controls in Wales - follow the evidence

Ensuring your voice is heard: the NRLA responds to the launch of the Government's Rental Reform white paper

The NRLA has made national headlines following official confirmation from DLUHC on 16 June that the Renters' Reform white paper has arrived.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 17/06/2022
Ensuring your voice is heard: the NRLA responds to the launch of the Government's Rental Reform white paper

Rental reform: What you need to know: possession grounds and court reform

The long-awaited white paper on rental reform has now been published, with housing law in England is set to change substantially in the next few years. Fixed term assured and assured shorthold tenancies will be replaced and landlords will be required to sign up mandatory redress. NRLA policy manager James Woods looks beyond the headlines.

Insights and Opinions James Wood 17/06/2022
Rental reform: What you need to know: possession grounds and court reform

Section 21 and rental reform plans published at last

Proposals outlining the biggest changes to the private rented sector in more than 30 years will be made public by the Government today. The NRLA has welcomed Government promises on possession grounds and court reform, but said more detail is needed, particularly as regards a replacement for Section 21.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/06/2022
Section 21 and rental reform plans published at last