Welsh news

News relating to the Welsh private rented sector affecting landlords. 

Cross-party group considers the future of Local Housing Allowance

The NRLA joined a meeting of the Cross-Party Group (CPG) on rented housing and leasehold properties last week to discuss Local Housing Allowance (LHA) and how it can best support households in Wales.

Industry News Eleanor Bateman 30/05/2024
Cross-party group considers the future of Local Housing Allowance

Land Transaction Tax reform could revive the private rented sector in Wales

Amidst a housing emergency, with demand for private rented homes outstripping supply and nearly 12,000 individuals across Wales in temporary accommodation, the NRLA has called pro-growth measures to boost the supply of private rented homes, including reform of Land Transaction Tax (LTT).

Industry News Eleanor Bateman 29/05/2024
Land Transaction Tax reform could revive the private rented sector in Wales

New dates announced for the NRLA's ‘Wales On Tour’

Following the success of last year's events programme the NRLA has confirmed new dates for its 2024 ‘Wales On Tour’ sessions.

Events Sally Walmsley 07/05/2024
New dates announced for the NRLA's ‘Wales On Tour’

NRLA announces latest roster of Wales on Tour events

Following last year’s successful calendar of events, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) is pleased to confirm the dates for its 2024 ‘Wales On Tour’ sessions.

Events NRLA Communications Team 07/05/2024
NRLA announces latest roster of Wales on Tour events

NRLA member Mandy awarded MBE by the Princess Royal

Landlord and NRLA member Mandy St John Davey,has been awarded an MBE, for her dedication to supporting and mentoring women in property.

Industry News Victoria Barker 23/04/2024
NRLA member Mandy awarded MBE by the Princess Royal

Land transaction tax reliefs: Landlords in Wales urged to respond to call for evidence

Landlords in Wales are being invited to have their say on proposals to change land transaction tax reliefs. Land Transaction Tax (LTT) replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales from 1 April 2018.

Industry News Victoria Barker 19/04/2024
Land transaction tax reliefs: Landlords in Wales urged to respond to call for evidence

The Wales Longitudinal Study: Landlords in the Welsh PRS

The NRLA wishes to dig beneath the statistics and better understand how (i) the macroeconomy and (ii) the regulatory framework in Wales is placing pressure, not only on the entire supply side of the PRS, but also upon individual landlords. The first wave of discussion focused on regulation - how new policies and structures in Wales have had an impact on the sector.

Special Report Eddie Griffiths 20/03/2024
The Wales Longitudinal Study: Landlords in the Welsh PRS

Wales: Campaigns and meetings update

NRLA Wales Operations Manager Steve Bletsoe rounds-up the highlights of NRLA Wales campaigning this month.

Industry News Steven Bletsoe 19/03/2024
Wales: Campaigns and meetings update

NRLA rents warning in Senedd evidence session

The NRLA warned the threat of rent controls – coupled with the introduction of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act – has seen rents in Wales soar. Steve Bletsoe, Operations Manager for Wales, told the Local Government and Housing Committee that from having the slowest rising rents in the UK, Wales is now recording the fastest rising as a result of this perfect storm.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 14/03/2024
NRLA rents warning in Senedd evidence session

What lies ahead for landlords in Wales in 2024?

NRLA Wales Operations Manager discusses whether landlord confidence in Wales is on the rise, fourteen months on from the implementation of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act, and also discusses current consultations for landlords to be aware of.

Industry News Steven Bletsoe 01/02/2024
What lies ahead for landlords in Wales in 2024?