Welsh news

News relating to the Welsh private rented sector affecting landlords. 

NRLA Wales supports advice line for landlords and tenants

From today, landlords and letting agents in Wales will be able to point tenants struggling with rent, income, or housing benefits in the direction of a new independent advice service.

Industry News Calum Davies 01/09/2020
NRLA Wales supports advice line for landlords and tenants

Blog: NRLA makes progress in Wales but battle is not yet over

NRLA Wales policy officer Calum Davies writes about the latest on the NRLA's campaigning in Wales including the recent win on Tenant Saver Loans and the Shadow Housing Minister in the country backing the NRLA's calls.

Insights and Opinions Calum Davies 25/08/2020
Blog: NRLA makes progress in Wales but battle is not yet over

Wales: Shadow Housing Minister calls for more support for private landlords

The Shadow Welsh Housing Minister Mark Isherwood MS has called on the Welsh Government to introduce more support for private landlords in the country. Mr Isherwood called for a greater understanding of the need to protect both tenants and landlords.

Industry News Victoria Barker 25/08/2020
Wales: Shadow Housing Minister calls for more support for private landlords

Additional licensing scheme renewal given go ahead in Denbighshire

Denbighshire County Council recently approved plans to renew and expand an additional HMO licensing scheme in Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh, and Llangollen.

Regional News Calum Davies 16/08/2020
Additional licensing scheme renewal given go ahead in Denbighshire

Tenant Saver Loan Scheme: Frequently Asked Questions

The Welsh Government has today announced plans for a new Tenant Saver Loan scheme, allowing tenants to pay off rent arrears built during the coronavirus pandemic. The loan scheme is something the NRLA has been campaigning for, and the Welsh Government has now published some frequently asked questions about the scheme which you can read here.

Industry News Victoria Barker 11/08/2020
Tenant Saver Loan Scheme: Frequently Asked Questions

BREAKING: NRLA victory as Welsh Government brings in tenant loans

Loans to pay off rent arrears built during the coronavirus pandemic will now be available to tenants in Wales following a campaign by the NRLA. The new Tenancy Saver Loans scheme, which will apply to the Private Rented Sector only, will allow tenants to borrow money to cover the arrears they have built, with the cash paid directly to the landlord or agent.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 11/08/2020
BREAKING: NRLA victory as Welsh Government brings in tenant loans

Wales: Shadow Housing Minister backs NRLA notice period call

The Shadow Housing Minister in Wales Mark Isherwood MS has called on the Welsh Government to rethink its decision to extend the possession notice period to six months, backing calls from the NRLA.

Industry News Victoria Barker 06/08/2020
Wales: Shadow Housing Minister backs NRLA notice period call

Welsh possession laws ' draconian ' say landlords

Landlords are calling on the Welsh Government to rethink the decision to extend notice periods for possession to six months.The NRLA has described the decision as draconian and has sent an open letter to the Welsh Minister for Housing & Local Government asking them to reconsider.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 05/08/2020
Welsh possession laws ' draconian ' say landlords

Housing market reopens in Wales: New rules on viewings

Landlords in Wales can now hold viewings in occupied properties, providing social distancing is maintained at all times and tenants are not self-isolating or showing symptoms of coronavirus. It comes as the housing market in Wales reopened fully on Monday 27th July, with new guidance issued by the Welsh Government on conducting viewings.

Industry News Victoria Barker 28/07/2020
Housing market reopens in Wales: New rules on viewings

Disappointment as six month notice period introduced in Wales

Landlords in Wales will need to give tenants six months notice when repossessing homes under new rules announced by the Welsh Government today in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Industry News Sally Walmsley 23/07/2020
Disappointment as six month notice period introduced in Wales