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KEYWORD "RLA" - 100 RESULTS
NRLA “disappointed” about big rises in landlords’ court costs

The NRLA says it is “profoundly disappointing” that the government has chosen to hike court fees for landlords at exactly the...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Fines for non-compliant landlords skyrocket as councils cash in

Fines for rogue landlords and agents in London have surged past the £10 million mark.   With 19 council licensing schemes and...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and Generation Rent daggers drawn over controversial report

Landlords and renters’ activists are at either end of the spectrum reacting to a controversial report on the private rental sector. Yesterday...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Local Election manifesto aims to “tame” rental market

Rent controls are at the heart of the local election manifesto of the Green Party of England and Wales. Co-leader Carla Denyer,...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Spotlight on council licensing schemes in new report

An industry supplier is analysing licensing schemes and whether they achieve anything to improve rental housing standards. Yuno says questions need to be...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing is expensive, small and old - new report

Britain’s housing stock offers the worst value for money of any advanced economy, according new analysis published by the Resolution Foundation. The...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Free training for landlords with cooperation of the NRLA

Landlords can benefit from a wealth of free training, courtesy of a north of England council. Cumberland council is providing the training...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs want Local Housing Allowance and other benefits updated annually

An all-party House of Commons committee is calling on Local Housing Allowance to be updated automatically and annually. LHA rates have been...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The Truth - landlords add billions to economy, and house millions of people

Some of the biggest names in the trade, lending and advisory sectors have produced a report outlining the vast significance that...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Senior Labour figures divided over rent controls

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer and the party’s controversial Mayor of London Sadiq Khan are at loggerheads over rent controls. Khan has...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How Technology is Transforming Property Management

The management of BTL properties, whether it's a modest collection of three units or a more sizable portfolio of fifteen, can...

15 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

NRLA leading free council teach-in for private landlords

Uttlesford District Council's annual Landlord Forum, in partnership with the National Residential Landlords Association will take place on Tuesday May 14...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasing scheme for landlords to be discussed at event with NRLA

Neath Port Talbot council plans to host a free event, providing what it calls “support and funding advice for landlords.” The Private...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lacklustre Budget slammed by landlord body

The National Residential Landlords Association has slammed yesterday’s lacklustre Budget as a missed opportunity. Yesterday’s announcements - like to be the last...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and Generation Rent argue over tax ahead of Budget

In a final call on the Chancellor to help the private rental sector in today’s Budget, the National Residential Landlords Association...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Four figure fine for failing to produce gas certificates

A landlord who failed to produce annual gas safety certificates as she ignored warnings from a council, has left court with...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Must Fix Housing Benefit, says NRLA

Almost a million private rented households reliant on Universal Credit experience a shortfall between the benefit payments they receive and the...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab from landlords closely resembles Generation Rent advice

A controversial proposal for a £300m tax grab on landlords appears to closely follow a policy suggestion put forward by activists...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accused of putting landlord profits before society’s interests

A leader of the Renters Reform Coalition activist lobby has made a specific targeted attack on the motives and honesty of...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Raid planned on landlords in Budget - report

The Budget on Wednesday will contain a £300m tax raid on the private rental sector according to a report this morning...

03 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords urge speedy action on compromise Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association says it wants a speedy implementation of the Renters Reform Bill to avoid uncertainty - and...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Easing tax on landlords would end Airbnb ‘problem’ says NRLA boss

Reversing the tax penalties imposed on buy to let landlords in recent years would reduce the impact of short lets on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasing and legal affairs to be discussed at Landlord teach-in

Another council has set up an advice session for private rental landlords in the area. This even will take place at Neath...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Landmark joint session between NRLA and homelessness charity

The National Residential Landlords Association will jointly host a networking and information session with homelessness charity Crisis. It will take place on...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council offers free “fundamental training” for private landlords

A council says it’s offering “fundamental training” to private landlords via an online day-long course on March 8. The training covers pre-tenancy...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors crush landlord family bid to become profitable

A bid to make three Northumberland holiday cottages available as permanent private residences has been rejected by planners. At a time when...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two chances to forge closer links between landlords and council

Two new forums to forge closer bonds between council and landlords in North Yorkshire are to take place in the coming...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Record number of new rental licensing schemes set for 2024

A survey of local council private rental licensing schemes says 19 selective and additional licensing schemes and consultations will be taking...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for private rental property soars again - new figures

Two thirds of landlords say the demand for private rented housing is continuing to increase, according to new research commissioned by...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Free information forum for landlords will include NRLA, police and DWP

Private landlords and letting agents are being offered free advice and information at a networking event hosted by Cumberland council.  Property owners...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan challenged by new candidate seeking rental reform

A newly-nominated candidate in this spring’s London Mayoral election has vowed to lower private rents if he wins. Serge Crowbolder, currently a...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Free event for landlords includes NRLA legislation update

Landlords and agents are being invited to attend a free event aimed at providing updates on new housing legislation and industry...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Anti-fraud protection offer for landlords

The National Residential Landlords Association has teamed up with a provider of so-called ‘smart property protection technology’. This means that landlords can...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will Hunt listen to rental proposal that gives £10 billion to the Treasury?

Increasing the supply of homes for private rent would boost government finances by £10 billion, says the National Residential Landlords Association. The...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and council lettings agency organising forum for landlords

Landlords are being invited to a forum organised by a council’s own private lettings service and the National Residential Landlords Association. The...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax burden forces landlords to defer sales plans

A new study by the National Residential Landlords Association suggests some landlords wanting to quit the private rental sector have deferred...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA accepts S21 abolition but wants “pragmatic” amendments to Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association is urging MPs to back what it describes as “pragmatic” changes to the Renters Reform Bill...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlord leaders and Housing Minister to address conference next month

The housing minister and the chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association are amongst 60 speakers named for an upcoming...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA boss backs Labour Mayor’s clampdown on rogue landlords

Proposals for a ‘good landlord’ scheme in Greater Manchester have won the personal backing of the chief executive of the National...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA beefs up top team ahead of Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association haas revealed two new appointments which it says “will enhance the service to its members as...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tough EPC targets to return despite Sunak’s U-turn - new warning

There’s a warning this morning that stricter Energy Performance Certificate measures for the private rental sector may not have gone, after...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA welcomes Labour Mayor’s ‘get tough on landlords’ consultation

The National Residential Landlords Association has welcomed a consultation proposal by Greater Manchester’s Labour Mayor, Andy Burnham. Burnham’s Greater Manchester Good Landlord...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Has your tenant been told to wait for the bailiff to arrive?

The National Residential Landlords Association wants to show the government that some local councils still advise tenants served with a valid...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist group makes formal public apology to landlords' chief

The controversial activist group Acorn has made a formal public apology to the chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association. On...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental sector rivals unite against Tory First Time Buyer plans

Both sides of the rental divide have criticised Conservative proposals to boost housing demand while doing nothing about supply. Over the New...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Amended Renters Reform Bill now runs to 155 pages

The Renters Reform Bill in its latest amended version now runs to 15 pages, and is available on the Parliament website. The...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Warn Tenants - rents up in 2024 thanks to mortgage costs

Almost two thirds of private landlords expect to see their mortgage payments increase over the next 12 months with warnings that...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Free event to update landlords on new laws and grants

A local authority is hosting a free event for local landlords which will give them insights into latest developments in the...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlord Alert - lobby your MP to limit damage from Renters Reform Bill

The National Residential Landlords Association has created two template email letters for landlords to use to urge MPs to minimise damage...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to make bidding wars on rental properties illegal

The Labour Party says it will outlaw rental bidding wars if it wins the next General Election. The party's shadow housing minister,...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill must be changed to reassure landlords - NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association says the Renters Reform Bill won’t win the support of landlords in its present form. The Bill...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax and Landlords - the issue that won’t go away

I recently attended the NRLA’s annual conference in Birmingham and a theme that still dominates discussion in the industry is the...

02 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Rental demand triples in just four years says NRLA

The proportion of private landlords who report increased demand for rental properties has more than tripled compared with demand for properties...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords want Local Housing Allowance uprated annually

The National Residential Landlords Association wants the government to commit to annual uprating of the Local Housing Allowance. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Council’s private lettings agency linking with NRLA for forum

A council’s version of a private lettings agency is inviting landlords to an event co-organised by the National Residential Landlords Association. Ashford...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Beadle is keynote speaker at free landlord information event

Landlords in Reading are being offered the chance to attend a free information event to help them keep up to date...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs

Court Reform first, then scrap Section 21 - landlord leader tells MPs Rental reforms will not work unless the government reforms the...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Activist’s Twitter war of words continues

Activist’s Twitter war of words continues  It appears as if Suella Braverman is not the only figure making a personal attack in...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Watch Live!  Renters Reform Bill begins committee scrutiny

MPs today begin the so-called Committee Stage of the Renters Reform Bill’s passage through the House of Commons. Organisations and individuals with...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords Not Using Agents - view from a former ARLA president

How can letting agents attract new landlords when they’re all selling their portfolios? That’s a major question for the lettings industry –...

11 November 2023

From: Agent Advice

Courts Crisis - they’re just not ready for the end of Section 21

New data shows it takes over half a year for courts to process legitimate possession claims made by private landlords. According to...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ chief executive wins prestigious leadership award

The chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association has bagged a prestigious leadership award  Ben Beadle won Gold in the Association...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal info and regulation updates provided at new landlord forums

Two new forums for landlords and others serving the private rental sector are being held this month. The North Yorkshire council initiative...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords challenge Shelter and allies to explain social media claims

Claims on social media by a leader of the Renters Reform Coalition - who is also a contributor to a Labour-supporting website...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal and industry updates for landlords at free event next week

Landlords and letting agents are being invited to attend a free event aimed at providing updates on new housing legislation and...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - major changes likely at Committee Stage

It’s being forecast that there are likely to be major changes made to the Renters Reform Bill during its next stage...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council Tax victory for landlords of HMOs

Renters in shared housing stand to save up to £1,000 - and the National Residential Landlords Association says it is the...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory and Labour big hitters address landlords’ annual conference

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says a healthy private rented sector is a “critical” part of the housing market. The comments came as he addressed...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill can only work with landlords’ backing

The chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association says the controversial Renters Reform Bill will only succeed if landlords’ feel...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Next month Ben Beadle, chief executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, will be one of the experts at an Agent...

21 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

Major concession on Section 21 announced by government

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Government must act to save landlords, tenants - top agent

The latest rent rise figure produced by the government has triggered an angry response from one of Britain’s top agents. Greg Tsuman,...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

NRLA Sells Out! Gove addresses annual conference

The National Residential Landlords’ Association’s annual conference next week is a sell out with all 800 or so tickets sold to...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Labour end “travesty” of frozen Housing Allowance?

The ongoing freeze on housing benefit rates is a travesty that needs reversing immediately, the National Residential Landlords Association is warning.  The...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Avoidance: NRLA suspends link with Less Tax 4 Landlords

The National Residential Landlords Association has suspended its link with Less Tax 4 Landlords. This follows publicity surrounding Less Tax 4 Landlords...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants given powers to force EPC upgrades on landlords - proposal

The Green Party wants private tenants to be able to force landlords to improve the energy efficiency of homes. The scheme -...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords wait for clarity on Labour rental policies under Rayner

The National Residential Landlords Association hosts a meeting at Labour’s annual conference tomorrow - but it admits the party’s rental policies...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

England has some of the worst housing in the developed world

A new analysis suggests homes in England are less affordable and in worse conditions than in most other developed nations. The Home...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Crisis - it’s the government’s fault

Failed government policies are to blame for the chronic supply shortage in the private rental sector. That’s the view of the National...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Government pledges swift repossession process despite Reform Bill

The government has pledged to “guarantee” that landlords will be able to repossess properties more swiftly through the courts as part...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Row over top Tory’s amazing description of private renters

A row has broken out over a statement made by housing minister Rachel Maclean at the Conservative Party Conference. She told a...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove reveals the fate of Renters Reform Bill

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given Conservative conference delegates an update on the Renters Reform Bill. Contrary to speculation, mostly from anti-landlord...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrapping new EPC targets is not the end of the matter - NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association is warning that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s scrapping of revised EPC targets at the end of...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Don’t Even Think About It!   NRLA warns Wales off rent controls

The National Residential Landlords Association is warning the Welsh government to steer clear of rent controls. In its response to the Welsh...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak’s Eco U-turn offers hope for beleaguered landlords

The u-turn by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on green policies may be seen by some landlords as a rare piece of...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Eco U-turn Welcomed … but private rental sector still needs a plan

There’s been widespread relief at the government’s eco U-turn which may lead to thousands of pounds of savings for landlords. Prime Minister...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

NRLA demands government speeds up court waiting times

The main landlords’ trade body wants justice ministers to speed up the time taken for courts to process legitimate possession cases. In...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Sunak told: Stop scapegoating landlords and show some respect

The top table of the National Residential Landlords Association has met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s team at Downing Street. In addition...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

England football star scores at upcoming expo for landlords

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert Dion Dublin is to headline this month’s South East Property Expo. The centre...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls would force a third of landlords to quit Buy To Let

Over a third of private landlords would sell properties if rent controls were introduced in their area, according to a trade...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords plug into electrical discounts through new partnership

The National Residential Landlords Association has launched a new partnership with electrical and telecoms retailer Currys Business.  It means that member landlords...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

NRLA boosts services to landlords after big PropTech investment

The National Residential Landlords Association is moving into PropTech by providing a platform for safety compliance and one for managing aspects...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill will hit student landlords hard - NRLA

With student accommodation in the headlines ahead of the stat of the new academic year, the National Residential Landlords Association is...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords! Let Michael Gove know what you think of his policies

Landlords will be able to let Housing Secretary Michael Gove know exactly what they think of his policies in October. Gove will...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Would you allow childminding in your rental property?

The National Residential Landlords Association is meeting with the Department of Education to consider how, if at all, private landlords can...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise Surprise - Landlords now twice as likely to sell as to buy

New research has come to a conclusion that will surprise few - that landlords today are twice as likely to be...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords demand incentives to make EPC improvements

The National Residential Landlords Association is backing a call for financial help for landlords who improve the energy efficiency of their...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Braverman accused of using landlords to do her dirty work

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has been accused of using landlords to do her dirty work for her. In a response to the...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

This Is The Biggest Problem For The Rental Sector

I recently had the opportunity to challenge a lot of nonsense in Parliament. Or to put it another way, I was...

05 August 2023

From: Rental Reform

Airbnb and Short Let regulations must vary by locality - agents

The letting agents’ trade body ARLA Propertymark is urging the government to regulate Airbnb and other short let platforms but to...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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