We would like this to be the largest landlord consultation on the Renters’ Reform Bill

We would like this to be the largest landlord consultation on the Renters’ Reform Bill

9:20 AM, 17th August 2022, About 2 years ago 10

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The PRS needs landlords’ views to be heard. Your responses will help identify areas of most concern in the Renters’ Reform Bill and White Paper providing evidence pinpointing the consequences of these reforms if passed unchecked. Click here

Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the National Residential Landlords Association, said:

“The Government’s planned reforms to the rental market represent the biggest set of changes to the PRS for over 30 years. Amidst a supply crisis, and with many tenants struggling to access the homes they need, it is vital that the Renters’ Reform Bill, whenever it is published, enjoys the confidence of responsible landlords to provide the homes to rent that are needed.

“Our survey provides an important opportunity for landlords to have their say and to share what changes they feel are needed to the Government’s proposals.”

Your views are especially welcome on:

  • Which parts of the proposed reforms threaten the private rented sector?
  • Which parts could landlords live with?
  • What will be the impact of these reforms on the sector?
  • Which specific parts of the sector are most at risk?
  • Do those businesses which support landlords (accountants, property management companies, letting agents) have similar fears about the impact of these wide-ranging proposals?

This NRLA consultation will take around 25-30 minutes to complete.

Landlords who complete the consultation/survey are able to enter into a draw for some John Lewis vouchers (worth £200).

Click here to complete the consultation

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Reluctant Landlord

19:24 PM, 27th July 2022, About 2 years ago

done - just to see how the questions were termed. As expected, in no way LL 'positive' just asking opinions on what the WP proposes as though its already set in stone.

Horse and stable door come to mind.

The poll left me in the opinion that the NRLA forsee the ink already dried on this plan and they are asking token questions only....

Freda Blogs

10:06 AM, 28th July 2022, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by DSR at 27/07/2022 - 19:24
I’ve done this survey and would encourage everyone to do so too - no point in us all ranting in Property 118 when we have the opportunity to make our views known here to the NRLA (and also reply to the government request for feedback).

We may speculate whether or not our views will be listened to, but if we don’t try, by responding through these official channels, our voices definitely won’t be heard.

This survey doesn’t take long, many are option -type responses and some free text opportunities. If every landlord who is unhappy about the proposed reforms takes part, we have a better chance of making NRLA and the Government really know what the grass roots issues are, together with the potential impact of the proposals.

I have deliberately made my responses at the far end of the negative impact scale, and my free text too, so they are left in no doubt as to what I think. The more of us that do this might make them take notice.

Reluctant Landlord

10:27 AM, 28th July 2022, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Freda Blogs at 28/07/2022 - 10:06
agree - I did the same. To be honest no need to deliberately make it 'more negative' leaning, the whole proposal is a joke for LL and tenant alike.


12:12 PM, 28th July 2022, About 2 years ago

I tried to err on the positive side but still nothing managed to get more than the most negative ranking.

Chris H

0:03 AM, 2nd August 2022, About 2 years ago

Typed a really long post, it then said I had to login, which I was :/
Felt like a waste of time, slanted, poorly worded options, small boxes for feedback
I am going to have to pay to be in a register were I pay to get hit over the head!
If I understood it stated to serve notice the tenant will have to be in arrears for more than 2 months 3 times over 3 years, so 9 months rent arrears! crazy
I think it should a register for rouge Landlords and rouge tenants, but hry that idea is crazy right!

Reluctant Landlord

9:29 AM, 2nd August 2022, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Christopher Holden at 02/08/2022 - 00:03
agreed. Like asking your opinion on the stability of the Titanic, the day after it sunk.


9:42 AM, 17th August 2022, About 2 years ago

I completed the survey. I cannot see any harm in completing it. It may or may not help but one can at least voice one's opinion.

Lee Bailey

10:45 AM, 17th August 2022, About 2 years ago

Absolutely pointless...


10:56 AM, 17th August 2022, About 2 years ago

I'm busy reading it. Part of the document says we have reduced the deposit that landlords may take to 5 weeks but we propose to increase the notice the tenants have to give to two months. So how's that supposed to work then?

And it also mentions landlords being obliged to update e.g. kitchens and bathrooms when they become "too old". My tenants don't look atter the property. It's consistently filthy, there's writing on the walls, there's a continuous flow of minor damage that in my view goes beyond normal wear and tear. So I raise the rent. How would these proposals be structured to stop you as a landlord being obliged to pay for wear and tear that goes beyond what is reasonable?

Lee Bailey

17:06 PM, 17th August 2022, About 2 years ago

Waste of time...They have zero influence.

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