Industry News Eleanor Bateman 19/06/2024

Shaping the PRS in Wales - can you help?

The Welsh Government recently commissioned an evaluation of Rent Smart Wales, the body governing registration and licensing in the private rented sector.

We urged our members operating in Wales to respond to the survey and are now finalising our own response ahead of a working group next week.

If you missed the chance to respond to the survey, and would like to share feedback on Rent Smart Wales, there is still time. Please send your views to [email protected] by 22 June - this Saturday - so that we can ensure it is incorporated.  

Beyond the Rent Smart Wales evaluation, we are eager to hear more from our members renting homes in Wales. We are collecting member stories in our ‘member database’ and urge you share your experiences to play a crucial role in shaping policy, influencing government thinking and ending the anti-landlord rhetoric perpetuated in the media.  

Get involved 

Joining our member database is simple, just click here to get in touch with our press team. Once you are part of the database, we will contact you periodically for your input on various issues affecting landlords in Wales. It may be a quick survey, interview request or a call for a case study update. 

As an NLRA member you are part of a collective effort to improve the private rented sector. The member database provides us with a wealth of first-hand experiences that we can leverage to ensure that policies are well-designed and reflective of real challenges that landlords face.  

The Welsh Government is due to publish its White Paper on Fair Rents and Adequate Housing soon and we will be relying on member database case studies to inform our response to the consultation. We will need as much evidence as possible on rent levels, tenant demand and housing standards to make our case against rent control and first-hand experiences speak volumes.

Eleanor Bateman

Eleanor Bateman Senior Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer

Ellie joined the NRLA to progress its campaigning and public affairs work. Having spent six years working in town planning, Ellie became an ‘accidental landlord’ and went on to hold roles in the sales and lettings industry, both in agency and in policy and lobbying. She has amassed a wealth of experience in her 15 years working in housing at national and local levels and is passionate about making sure the needs and benefits of the private rented sector are fully recognised by Government.

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