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Budget: What it means for landlords

Despite some early speculation to the contrary, this week's Budget was a fairly neutral one for private landlords. Although the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out the beginnings of recovering Covid expenditure, individual landlords didn't see many changes to their tax burden. NRLA deputy director of policy and campaigns Meera Chindooroy writes about the key announcements.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 05/03/2021
Budget: What it means for landlords

Licensing: Respond to current licensing consultations

The NRLA is urging landlords to make their views heard on plans to introduce licensing schemes in a number of towns and cities across the country. To help members learn more about consultations, the NRLA has developed a toolkit exclusive for members.

Regional News Victoria Barker 04/03/2021
Licensing: Respond to current licensing consultations

Chancellors words "ring hollow" for landlords and tenants

NRLA response to the Budget announced today by the Chancellor. Highlighting the urgent financial support which is needed for both landlords and tenants.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 03/03/2021
Chancellors words "ring hollow" for landlords and tenants

Call of the week: Renters' Reform Bill

A landlord gave our team a call this week with a question around regulated tenancies and the upcoming Renters Reform Bill.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 03/03/2021
Call of the week: Renters' Reform Bill

Using photographs and videos as dispute evidence

NRLA deposit protection provider, mydeposits, write about about property inventories, why including visual media is so important and, how good images can make all the difference if you need to rely on them to resolve end of tenancy negotiations and disputes.

Helpful Tips Suzy Hershman 02/03/2021
Using photographs and videos as dispute evidence

English Housing Survey 2019-2020: Infographic

This post is a visual summary of the 2019-2020 English Housing Survey (EHS). The EHS is a national survey - published annually - produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Note that data collection for this survey concluded prior to the Covid-19 crisis. This is the first of a series of infographics which will summarise key reports and research into the PRS.

Deep Insight Nick Clay 02/03/2021
English Housing Survey 2019-2020: Infographic

A welcomed spring clean - carrying out property maintenance during Covid-19

NRLA partner, Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance share their useful guidance for landlords on how to carry out spring property maintenance despite the continued Covid-19 restrictions.

Helpful Tips Steve Barnes 01/03/2021
A welcomed spring clean - carrying out property maintenance during Covid-19

How to improve your EPC to C or above and reduce energy costs up to 60%

Landlord James Tanner and wife Tatiana are passionate about energy efficiency. Following the completion of an eco-retrofit on an Edwardian house - which they carried out while retaining the original period features - they have written a checklist for landlords, detailing low-cost improvements that can have a significant impact on the energy efficiency of rental homes

Helpful Tips James Tanner 25/02/2021
How to improve your EPC to C or above and reduce energy costs up to 60%

Quarter 3 In Focus: Landlords & Taxation

This In Focus report considers the views of landlords on a range of taxation topics. Landlords' likely response to tax changes sends the Chancellor of the Exchequer a message to think through tax changes and reforms. The impact of changes on the PRS may not be as forecasters predict.

Quarterly Report Nick Clay 25/02/2021
Quarter 3 In Focus: Landlords & Taxation

Landlords call for more support to boost energy efficiency

The tax system is in urgent need of reform to support energy improvements to rented housing. That is the call from the NRLA as the Chancellor prepares his Budget for the 3rd March.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 24/02/2021
Landlords call for more support to boost energy efficiency