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Last week, the people of Wales went to the polls to elect members to the Sixth Senedd. The next day, a three-party system had emerged, with a third of MSs making their debut in the legislature.
The Government has made a series of welcome announcements around possession in the private rented sector. The updates are wide ranging and generally very positive, reflecting the roadmap that the NRLA had suggested as a measured and reasonable way to return to the norm without over-stretching the courts.
Landlords and tenants have been put under significant pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many have lost income and some lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, causing significant stress which is in turn impacting their mental health.
This week's Queen's Speech announced a white paper outlining the Government's proposals ahead of legislation to reform the private rented sector. The white paper will come two years after it was originally announced that the Renters' Reform Bill would be introduced and Section 21 evictions abolished in the 2019 Queen's Speech.
A member got in touch with our expert advice team recently with a question about Right to Rent checks. They understood changes are on the way, and with penalties high for getting such checks wrong, they wanted to learn more about exactly how they should carry out Right to Rent checks in the future.
This guide provided by NRLA partners My Deposits covers what landlords need to know about fair wear, including whether damage to the property falls under the umbrella of the term. Learn more about what is considered normal wear and tear in a rental property, and keeping wear and tear to a minimum.
Responding to confirmation by the Government today of its plans to taper down emergency restrictions in the private rented sector, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:
Changes to right to rent checks, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic will remain in place untilÂ June 21. Emergency measures, introduced in March last year to minimise face-to-face contact, were due to end on Sunday - but the Government has announced they will be extended to give landlords more time to adjust.
Responding to the Government's commitment in the Queen's Speech to publish a White Paper later this year on reform of the rental sector, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and, with this in mind, the NRLA is reminding landlords to think about their mental wellbeing, and to reach out if they need help.