Welsh news

News relating to the Welsh private rented sector affecting landlords. 

Resettling Ukrainian refugees in Wales

NRLA Wales operations manager Steven Bletsoe provides an update.

Industry News Steven Bletsoe 23/05/2022
Resettling Ukrainian refugees in Wales

Your Wales events and training update: May

Welcome to your training and events guide for May. With the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 set to be introduced in a matter of weeks, we are running a number of training courses and webinars to help landlords in Wales prepare.

Events Victoria Barker 17/05/2022
Your Wales events and training update: May

Your Wales events and training guide for April

Welcome to your training and events guide for April. In addition to our new eClassroom course helping landlords in Wales prepare for forthcoming legislation change, we are excited to tell you about some upcoming events.

Events Victoria Barker 14/04/2022
Your Wales events and training guide for April

Q&A: Get to know NRLA Wales' Gill

We are delighted to launch a new blog series where you can get to know some of our NRLA Wales team a little better. In our second blog, we chat to NRLA Wales regional representative and landlord, Gill Owens.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 13/04/2022
Q&A: Get to know NRLA Wales' Gill

Coronavirus extended possession notice periods to end in Wales

The NRLA has learnt today that the Welsh Government will not be extending the six-month notice period brought in under coronavirus legislation.

Industry News Tim Thomas 23/03/2022
Coronavirus extended possession notice periods to end in Wales

Q&A: Get to know NRLA Wales' Steve

We are delighted to launch a new blog series where you can get to know our NRLA Wales team a little better. Here, meet Steve Bletsoe, operations manager.

Helpful Tips Victoria Barker 16/03/2022
Q&A: Get to know NRLA Wales' Steve

Blog: Wales legislative update

With Renting Homes Wales set to come into force from July 15 2022, the Welsh Government is busy producing the additional legislation and materials required to implement the Act. Alongside this, the Welsh Government has taken steps to increase council tax on second homes and holiday lets, as well as inviting the NRLA to provide evidence on second homes at the Local Government and Housing Committee. Policy Manager James Wood explains more.

Industry News James Wood 11/03/2022
Blog: Wales legislative update

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: What landlords need to know

After a six year wait, the Welsh Government has announced that the Renting Homes Wales Act will come into force on July 15 2022.This legislation fundamentally changes how landlords operate in Wales, with all PRS tenancies replaced by "occupation contracts" with new required terms and rules around repossession. In this blog NRLA policy manager James Wood explains what landlords need to know.

Industry News James Wood 14/01/2022
Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: What landlords need to know

Rent Smart Wales Survey

The NRLA are calling for more scrutiny on Rent Smart Wales. We are calling on landlords to let us know their views on how effectively Rent Smart Wales are operating, how successfully they are communicating with landlords and to what extent they are improving standards in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).

Industry News Tim Thomas 14/10/2021
Rent Smart Wales Survey

Wales: Universal Credit and the impact of the pandemic

Our Welsh Policy Officer, Tim Thomas, looks at the impact Covid has had on tenants in receipt of welfare and benefits and what support is being offered to both landlords and tenants to keep tenancies going.

Insights and Opinions Tim Thomas 17/09/2021
Wales: Universal Credit and the impact of the pandemic