Press releases

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

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

Young forced to choose between rent debt and health

Young people are being forced to choose between racking up rent debts and risking their health due to rules limiting what they can claim for housing benefit.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 12/11/2020
Young forced to choose between rent debt and health

Lockdown: Government clarifies position on possession cases

The Government has provided important clarification about the enforcement of possession cases during the second national lockdown. In a letter to the High Court Enforcement Officers Association the Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, has confirmed that during the lockdown there will be no enforcement of Possession Orders except for the most serious cases.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 05/11/2020
Lockdown: Government clarifies position on possession cases

Landlord confidence falls amidst Covid pandemic

Almost two thirds of private landlords in England and Wales expect their rental business to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic according to new research.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 12/10/2020
Landlord confidence falls amidst Covid pandemic

Local furlough cash not enough for struggling renters

The NRLA has renewed calls for a financial support package for landlords and tenants in the wake of the Chancellorâs announcement on furlough schemes in local lockdown areas.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 09/10/2020
Local furlough cash not enough for struggling renters

Prime Minister wrong on rented housing

The Prime Minister is wrong to believe that those in private rented housing are unable to turn the properties they live in into a home of their own. The implication - in his speech today to the Conservative Party Conference - flies in the face of a previous survey of tenants.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 06/10/2020
Prime Minister wrong on rented housing

New 'golden rules' to sustain tenancies

New golden rules to sustain tenancies in the rental market have been published ahead of the courts beginning to hear possession cases from Monday. The rules, drafted by the NRLA, form a central part of measures announced by the Government to ensure courts can start to process possession cases following a six-month ban. If landlords fail to follow the rules, they run the risk of cases being adjourned by the courts for a potentially lengthy period of time, in some cases with no rent being paid.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 17/09/2020
New 'golden rules' to sustain tenancies

Rent Controls would be a disaster for London renters

Proposals by the Mayor of London for rent controls in the capital would be a disaster for tenants. As Sadiq Khan once again seeks the powers to introduce them, the National Residential Landlords Association is pointing to a report published by The Treasury in 2010 under the last Labour Government, of which the Mayor was a member.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 16/09/2020
Rent Controls would be a disaster for London renters

Almost a quarter of landlords surveyed lose rent due to Covid-19

ALMOST a quarter (22 per cent) of private landlords with properties in England surveyed have lost rental income as a result of COVID-19 according to new polling.The research, conducted online by YouGov for the NRLA, found that whilst 19 per cent of those questioned had lost up to half of their usual rental income as a result of COVID-19, three per cent had lost more than half.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 10/09/2020
Almost a quarter of landlords surveyed lose rent due to Covid-19