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New agents course goes live

A new nationally recognised agent qualification is being launched by the NRLA. The Managing Property and Residential Lettings Level 3 award is the equivalent of an A level for new and existing letting agents and property managers who want to develop their skills.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 26/10/2020
New agents course goes live

Coronavirus: Updated guidance for landlords

Industry News Victoria Barker 22/10/2020
Coronavirus: Updated guidance for landlords

Court reform vital before Section 21 can be axed report warns

Section 21 should not be scrapped until Section 8 is reformed and a new specialist housing court is created, a new report published this week has warned. The Lettings Industry Councils (TLIC) Beyond Section 21 report was commissioned following the Government consultation on axing Section 21, which ran last year and received more than 20,000 responses.

Industry News Victoria Barker 22/10/2020
Court reform vital before Section 21 can be axed report warns

Work and Pensions select committee report on Universal Credit published

A new report published by the Work and Pensions Select Committee recommends a number of changes to the Universal Credit system.

Industry News Victoria Barker 20/10/2020
Work and Pensions select committee report on Universal Credit published

Blog: No letting agent? What could go wrong?

In his latest blog Paul Shamplina, Head of Property for Hamilton Fraser and Founder of Landlord Action, shares his views on letting agents, after new data revealed more than half landlords now opt to self-manage.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 20/10/2020
Blog: No letting agent? What could go wrong?

NRLA calls for Welsh Housing Survey

The NRLA Wales has today launched its campaign for political parties to commit to expanding the evidence base for housing by introducing a Welsh Housing Survey (WHS). The call comes as the Senedd is in the process of passing its fourth Bill affecting the private rented sector in six years without any comprehensive, government-commissioned data set for housing to support good policy making.

Industry News Calum Davies 19/10/2020
NRLA calls for Welsh Housing Survey

Wales heads for circuit breaker lockdown: New rules on viewings and house moves

A nationwide lockdown is returning to Wales following an announcement made today by First Minister Mark Drakeford MS, with some implications for the private rented sector (PRS) when it comes to house moves and viewings. The lockdown will come into force at 6pm on Friday 23 October and last until Monday 9 November.

Industry News Calum Davies 19/10/2020
Wales heads for circuit breaker lockdown: New rules on viewings and house moves

Blog: NRLA calls for Welsh Green Homes Grant

This month the Government introduced Green Homes Grants for homeowners and landlords, but these apply to England only. In this blog NRLA policy officer Tim Thomas writes about the support available for landlords in Wales.

Industry News Tim Thomas 16/10/2020
Blog: NRLA calls for Welsh Green Homes Grant

Setting up a tenancy and things to consider during coronavirus

This week our advice team helped one of our members with setting up a new tenancy. The landlord hadn't created a new tenancy for a few years, and they wanted to make sure they were doing everything by the book.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 15/10/2020
Setting up a tenancy and things to consider during coronavirus

NRLA Victory as Welsh Government adopts possession reform recommendations

The NRLA is a step closer to securing changes to the possession reform Bill currently progressing through the Senedd after the Welsh Government accepted NRLA proposals.

Industry News Calum Davies 14/10/2020
NRLA Victory as Welsh Government adopts possession reform recommendations