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English Housing Survey: Eight in ten private renters satisfied with rented accommodation

Private renters are more satisfied with their accommodation than those in the social rented sector, according to new data published today. According to the English Housing Survey, 82 per cent of private renters were satisfied with their accommodation, compared to 74 per cent of those in the social rented sector.

Industry News NRLA Communications Team 18/07/2024
English Housing Survey: Eight in ten private renters satisfied with rented accommodation

Rental reform must work for tenants and responsible landlords

A Renters’ Rights Bill will be introduced to parliament by the newly-elected Labour Government, it was revealed today. The announcement was made in the King's Speech, which outlines the Government's priorities for the coming year and reiterated its commitment to ending Section 21, so-called ‘no fault’ repossessions.

Industry News NRLA Communications Team 17/07/2024
Rental reform must work for tenants and responsible landlords

Burnham to launch Good Landlord Charter

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he is ready to launch Greater Manchester’s Good Landlord Charter, with landlords now able to register interest in the scheme.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/07/2024
Burnham to launch Good Landlord Charter

Common ground on students as NRLA meets with London housing boss

The inclusion of a potential possession ground for student landlords as part of rental reform plans could be backed by the Greater London Authority (GLA). NRLA Policy Director Chris Norris met with GLA’s housing deputy mayor Tom Copley this week to discuss the future of the private rented sector (PRS) and potential reforms, following Labour’s overwhelming election victory last week.

Industry News Sanjeev Shetty 12/07/2024
Common ground on students as NRLA meets with London housing boss

Possession claims and safety certificates: protecting yourself

Section 21 notices provide landlords with confidence they can regain possession of their properties; however simple oversights such as a mistake in the paperwork can invalidate them. NRLA Policy Manager James Woods examines recent legal cases impacting landlords, and reminds you of the importance of checking - and double checking - documents.

Industry News James Wood 12/07/2024
Possession claims and safety certificates: protecting yourself

The Big Read: What does a Reeves’ Treasury have in store for landlords?

The UK has its first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer in 14 years, and its first ever female Chancellor in Rachel Reeves. NRLA Policy Director Chris Norris explains what this could mean for landlords and pro-growth tax changes that would help landlords and tenants.

Industry News Chris Norris 12/07/2024
The Big Read: What does a Reeves’ Treasury have in store for landlords?

NRLA podcast: Election reaction

In this episode of NRLA podcast Listen Up Landlords Ben and Richard speak to professionals from across the property industry on Labour’s landslide win in the July 4 election.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 11/07/2024
NRLA podcast: Election reaction

Housing – ministerial line-up announced

The new Labour Deputy Prime Minister Angela Rayner will lead on housing issues having been named the new Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 10/07/2024
Housing – ministerial line-up announced

New scheme to fund refugee rental deposits

A new scheme providing deposits for refugees who want to move into private rented housing has been launched by property industry charity LandAid and NRLA partner Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

Industry News Sanjeev Shetty 05/07/2024
New scheme to fund refugee rental deposits

A Renters Reform revival?

NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle on how resurrecting the Renters (Reform) Bill is Labour’s best bet to maintain a functioning PRS

Industry News Ben Beadle 05/07/2024
A Renters Reform revival?