An 'accountability deficit' exists within Rent Smart Wales,
the nation's registration and licensing authority for the private rented sector, according to a report published by the NRLA today.
Responding to the Government's announcement of an extension to the ban on the enforcement of most repossessions in the rental housing market in England, Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association said:
The Welsh Government have announced that the suspension on eviction enforcement - due to end on 11 January - will be extended to the end of March 2021. The Welsh Government will review this every three weeks.
The National Residential Landlords Association, Big Issue and Ride Out Recession Alliance, Shelter, ARLA Propertymark, the Nationwide Building Society, and StepChange the Debt Charity have issued a statement following the re-introduction of a national lockdown.
Landlords are welcoming news the Government has changed the Green Homes Grant Scheme installer terms and conditions to overcome the challenges landlords and homeowners were facing finding an installer.
More than half of private landlords have lost rental income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research published today. A third of landlords have also indicated that they were now more likely to either leave the market entirely or sell some of their properties.
Over 800,000 private renters in England and Wales have built rent arrears since lockdown measures began according to estimates from new research published today.
Private landlords have been giving more help to tenants who cannot pay their rent as a result of Covid than those in the social sector according to the English Housing Survey, published today.
The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) Wales has released its manifesto for the forthcoming election, explaining that only when the private rented sector (PRS) is regarded as part of the solution to the housing crisis can landlords and tenants prosper.
Private landlords are calling on the Government to establish a new landlord and tenant conciliation service as part of its planned changes to the private rented sector. The call, being made by the National Residential Landlords Association, comes as it publishes its proposals for the Renters' Reform Bill.