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Sunak cuts housing support

Landlords have criticised the Chancellor for cutting the amount tenants relying on benefits will be able to claim to pay their rent. According to a report by the Office for Budget Responsibility published alongside the Spending Review today the Local Housing Allowance will be frozen in cash terms from next year.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 25/11/2020
Sunak cuts housing support

Black Friday: The best deals for landlords

Black Friday 2020 is here, and we've got some fantastic membership and training offers with you which we can't wait to share.

Industry News Victoria Barker 25/11/2020
Black Friday: The best deals for landlords

BLOG: Section 21 - Going, going, gone ....

The NRLA will publish its response to the Government consultation on its Renters Reform Bill next week. The bill includes widespread changes and includes plans to abolish Section 21 repossessions. Here Paul Shamplina, Head of Property for Hamilton Fraser and Founder of Landlord Action shares his thoughts on the Government proposals.

Insights and Opinions Paul Shamplina 24/11/2020
BLOG: Section 21 - Going, going, gone ....

Blog: Fair wear and tear - what landlords need to know

Every landlord expects a general level of deterioration in a property over time when renting to tenants. However, when it comes to assessing conditions at end of tenancy, what is considered fair wear and tear and when can you make a deposit deduction claim? In an exclusive blog Head of TDS Adjudication Services, Sandy Bastin explains.

Insights and Opinions Sandy Bastin 23/11/2020
Blog: Fair wear and tear - what landlords need to know

Call of the Week: Extending six month AST

A member gave us a call recently with a question about extending a six month tenancy agreement.

Call of the Week NRLA Advice Line 19/11/2020
Call of the Week: Extending six month AST

Consultation launches on plans to extend carbon monoxide regulations

Private landlords in England will be required to install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room that has a fixed combustion appliance, such as a gas boiler or wood burner, under proposals unveiled in a new Government consultation.

Industry News Victoria Barker 19/11/2020
Consultation launches on plans to extend carbon monoxide regulations

Green Homes Grants: Government extends scheme by a year

The Green Homes Grant scheme, under which landlords can apply for a grant of up to 5,000 pounds to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, has been extended. Launched in September, the scheme was due to end on 31st March 2021. As part of a new ten -point -plan for a green industrial revolution unveiled by the Government this week, the scheme will now be extended until March 2022.

Industry News Victoria Barker 18/11/2020
Green Homes Grants: Government extends scheme by a year

Today in politics: Rents fluctuate as workers move out of cities, Covid hits incomes and benefits payments

Today we look at new figures showing rents are falling in cities and increasing in more rural areas - while statistics from news reports show more support is needed for tenants.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/11/2020
Today in politics: Rents fluctuate as workers move out of cities, Covid hits incomes and benefits payments

Government plan rewards rent dodgers

New regulations published today will mean tenants can build almost 18 months of rent arrears without any sanction.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/11/2020
Government plan rewards rent dodgers

New rules on repossessions

New Government rules mean that possession orders for arrears will only be enforced in cases where tenants built significant arrears pre-Covid. Orders for cases which include arrears built by tenants after March 23 will now be put on ice until after the ‘Christmas truce’ period, which ends on January 11.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/11/2020
New rules on repossessions