News relating to the Welsh private rented sector affecting landlords.
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.
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.
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.
Denbighshire County Council recently approved plans to renew and expand an additional HMO licensing scheme in Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh, and Llangollen.
The Welsh Government has today announced plans for a new Tenant Saver Loan scheme, allowing tenants toÂ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.