Industry News Tim Thomas 18/08/2021

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.

This is an important opportunity for landlords to let Senedd members know their concerns, and to reflect on the recommendations set out in the NRLA’s manifesto during May’s elections. Your views will help form the basis of our response to the committee – so please don’t delay in responding to this vital questionnaire.

During the Senedd elections, we called on future members of the Senedd to make Rent Smart Wales the single licensing authority, to reject rent controls and the right to rent and to introduce a Welsh Housing Survey.

The pandemic also put a spotlight on the need for a dedicated housing court, to improve access to justice for both landlords and their tenants. This is now more important than ever given the enormous backlog that has continued to grow over recent months.  

Please take this opportunity to fill in this brief questionnaire, which should only take a minute or two to complete and will be completely anonymous.  This evidence will then be collated and used as part of our overall submission to the Committee on what their priorities should include.

Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas Welsh Policy Officer

Tim Thomas is the Welsh Policy Officer for the NRLA. With almost fifteen years’ experience in policy and research roles in local authorities and the third sector, Tim specialises in policy development in the Welsh Private Rented Sector. Tim also leads on the NRLA’s energy efficiency and welfare and benefits policy brief, including lobbying the government on improving the environment for landlords who let to tenants in receipt of Universal Credit.

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