Residential Landlords Association

Landlord body welcomes U-turn on Universal Credit direct payments

Government changes to Universal Credit which will make it easier for direct payments to be made to landlords have been welcomed by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

Published 9 January 2018

UK: Nearly half of landlords less likely to rent to those without British passports

A landlord organisation is calling for a halt to the UK government’s Right to Rent scheme pending a full review of its impact on tenants after 42% of landlords in England and Wales said they are less likely to consider renting to someone without a British passport as a result of the scheme.

Published 18 December 2017

Residential Landlords Association welcomes new director

The organisation that represents 50,000 private sector residential landlords in England and Wales has appointed a new director.

Published 10 November 2017

Labour secures emergency debate on Universal Credit roll-out

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has approved a Labour request for an emergency debate today over the planned roll-out of Universal Credit.

Published 24 October 2017

UK: Brexit making access to rented housing more difficult for EU nationals

Almost a fifth of landlords in England and Wales are now less likely to rent to nationals from the European Union or the European Economic Area as a result of the immigration checks they are now expected to make, a study has found.

Published 7 September 2017

Landlords call for rent payments to be included in credit scores

Rent payments should be included when calculating credit scores to support tenants wanting to buy a home of their own, according to a new poll.

Published 17 August 2017

Queen’s Speech: Plan to bring English letting fees in line with Scotland

A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday.

Published 22 June 2017

Tenants without passports ‘less likely to access homes to rent’

Nearly half of landlords are less likely to rent homes to tenants without a British passport as a result of the immigration tests they have to make, according to a new poll.

Published 16 June 2017

UK news: Tenants without passports ‘struggle to access rented housing’

British nationals without a passport face difficulties accessing rented accommodation after the UK government made landlords responsible for carrying out illegal migrant checks, according to a new survey.

Published 15 November 2016

Scottish landlords launch new campaign against tax changes

Tax increases being imposed by the UK and Scottish governments will make it easier for irresponsible landlords to provide sub-standard housing to tenants, according to the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL).

Published 15 August 2016

Tenant loses ‘landmark’ human rights case to stop home being possessed

A woman who suffers from psychiatric problems has lost a human rights battle at the Supreme Court to stop her home from being possessed.

Published 16 June 2016

Landlords given protection from criminal consequences of Immigration Bill

MPs have approved measures that will give greater protection to responsible landlords wanting to evict illegal immigrants.

Published 27 April 2016

Ryanair court case ‘raises question over Right to Rent policy’

A judgement in a court case involving Ryanair may significantly reduce the UK government’s ability to enforce its ‘Right to Rent’ policy, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

Published 18 February 2016

UK government accused of failing landlords as new immigration policy goes live across England

Over ninety per cent of landlords have received no information from the UK government on their new legal duty to check the immigration status of their tenants.

Published 1 February 2016

Scottish landlords take tax case to Treasury

Scottish landlords met with senior UK government officials in London yesterday to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords.

Published 17 September 2015