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Quarter 3 In Focus: Landlord Possession

In March 2020, the Government introduced the ban on residential evictions. This ban was lifted on the 20th September. With more restrictions since being introduced and a huge backlog of possession cases likely, the NRLA asked landlords about their recent experience of possession proceedings.

Quarterly Report Aidan Crehan 17/02/2021
Quarter 3 In Focus: Landlord Possession

Green Homes Grant Scheme in urgent need of change say landlords

NRLA responds to concerns raised by the Environmental Audit Select Committee today on the Government's Green Homes Grant scheme.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 17/02/2021
Green Homes Grant Scheme in urgent need of change say landlords

Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.8: 2020 Q4

This is the Quarter 4 Landlord Confidence Index (LCI). This quarter there was a slight pick up in confidence in a number of regions - most notably the East Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. Once again confidence is noticably lower in London. Inner London, along with Wales has seen confidence fall steadily since Quarter 2.

Landlord Confidence Index Nick Clay 17/02/2021
Landlord Confidence Index (LCI) No.8: 2020 Q4

Empty home levels hit a record high - so what can be done?

More than a quarter of a million homes in England are lying empty, despite record numbers of people being desperately in need of somewhere to live. There are now 268,385 long-term empty homes in England - up 20% on the previous year - with Government figures showing the numbers have gone up in nine out of 10 council areas.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 17/02/2021
Empty home levels hit a record high - so what can be done?

Buy-to-let mortgages update: February

Welcome to Buy to Let Market, a column aimed at providing you with recent criteria and product updates within the Buy to Let lending markets. Written by Doug Hall, of NRLA mortgage partners 3mc.

Insights and Opinions Doug Hall 15/02/2021
Buy-to-let mortgages update: February

Government needs to get a grip of Covid rent crisis

The Government needs to get a grip and do something about the debt crisis renters and landlords are now facing. A package of hardship loans and grants is needed as a matter of urgency.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 14/02/2021
Government needs to get a grip of Covid rent crisis

Welsh possession reform Bill approaches final hurdle

The Renting Homes (Amendment) Bill, which aims to give greater security of tenure to tenants, passed its penultimate hurdle in the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) yesterday.

Industry News Calum Davies 11/02/2021
Welsh possession reform Bill approaches final hurdle

Eviction surge warning unfounded, new data suggests

Warnings of a surge of evictions following the partial lifting of the repossessions ban in September last year have proved to be unfounded according to government figures released today.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 11/02/2021
Eviction surge warning unfounded, new data suggests

Capital gains tax hike would freeze rental market

PROPOSALS to increase Capital Gains Tax (CGT) would freeze the rental housing market making it less responsive to tenant demand.

Industry News Rhianna Abrey 10/02/2021
Capital gains tax hike would freeze rental market

Government announces £3.5 billion funding for removal of unsafe cladding

The Government will pay for the removal of unsafe cladding for leaseholders in high-rise residential buildings, the Housing Secretary announced today. Robert Jenrick MP confirmed that the cost of replacing unsafe cladding for leaseholders in residential buildings will be fully funded by the Government where the building is 18 metres and over, in England.

Industry News Victoria Barker 10/02/2021
Government announces £3.5 billion funding for removal of unsafe cladding