Welsh news

News relating to the Welsh private rented sector affecting landlords. 

Welsh landlords urged to participate in NRLA survey on Senedd priorities

NRLA Wales is urgently calling on Welsh landlords to respond to a new survey on what the Senedd's Local Government and Housing Committee's priorities should be over the next twelve to eighteen months.

Industry News Tim Thomas 18/08/2021
Welsh landlords urged to participate in NRLA survey on Senedd priorities

Welsh Government scheme to pay off Covid arrears launches

A new scheme supporting private tenants in Wales to pay off Covid-related arrears was launched by the Welsh Government this week.

Industry News Victoria Barker 15/07/2021
Welsh Government scheme to pay off Covid arrears launches

The Welsh Enforcement Index: The Persistence of Inconsistency

In late 2020, the NRLA (National Residential Landlords Association) Research Observatory began to collect data and evidence on how enforcement powers available to Welsh local authorities were being deployed in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). It is intended to be a follow-up to the recent review of Rent Smart Wales by the NRLA. The focus of this study was slanted towards mandatory and discretionary licensing, and the efficient, effective and economic enforcement of existing regulations.

Deep Insight Aidan Crehan 18/06/2021
The Welsh Enforcement Index: The Persistence of Inconsistency

Housing First and the Private Rented Sector

Alex Osmond, Housing First and Lived Experience Manager, and Tim Thomas, Policy Officer at NRLA Wales take a closer look at the Housing First model, and the role private landlords can play.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 01/06/2021
Housing First and the Private Rented Sector

The Welsh Enforcement Index

In late 2020, the NRLA (National Residential Landlords Association) Research Observatory began to collect data and evidence on how enforcement powers available to Welsh local authorities were being deployed in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). This study focuses on mandatory and discretionary licensing in Wales. Is the enforcement of existing regulations in Wales truly efficient, effective and economic?

Special Report Aidan Crehan 21/05/2021
The Welsh Enforcement Index

Blog: What Welsh parties are promising ahead of the polls

With the Senedd election in less than a week, NRLA Wales has analysed the manifestos of teach of the political parties to see how landlords would fare under their plans.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 30/04/2021
Blog: What Welsh parties are promising ahead of the polls

Improving homes: why the Welsh Government can't put this key priority on the back burner

In our third blog focussing on the NRLA Wales' manifesto calls ahead of the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election, we outline how to improve homes in the private rented sector (PRS) and why,

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 13/04/2021
Improving homes: why the Welsh Government can't put this key priority on the back burner

NRLA Wales hustings highlights

On Thursday, NRLA Wales held its hustings ahead of the Senedd election in May. NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle hosted Labour's Mike Hedges MS, the Conservatives' Mark Isherwood MS, Plaid Cymru's Cllr Cefin Campbell, and the Liberal Democrats' Cllr Rodney Berman on the panel.

Industry News Calum Davies 12/04/2021
NRLA Wales hustings highlights

How the next Welsh Government can better support landlords and tenants

In the second of our series of blogs focussing on our manifesto calls ahead of the Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament election, we look at support for landlords and tenants. The NRLA is conscious of the need for a balanced approach and a private rented sector that works for all.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 06/04/2021
How the next Welsh Government can better support landlords and tenants

Why the next Welsh Government should streamline licensing

Countdown to the Welsh election series - Our flagship call is for the current licensing system to be streamlined.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 30/03/2021
Why the next Welsh Government should streamline licensing