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Wales Goes to the Polls

Wales Goes to the Polls

The long awaited day has arrived.  Today millions of UK votes will decide the outcome of the “snap” General Election called for by the Prime Minister just in April. From the get-go, it was evident that  Theresa May called for the election in order to...
Renting in Germany: An Insider’s Look

Renting in Germany: An Insider’s Look

Written by Dorine Pannarale – RLA Policy Officer and resident in Germany for over 4 years.  Germany’s Private Rented Sector is frequently cited as the model the British sector should aspire to. Just today, in an interview with the Huffington Post, Labour...
Rent Smart Wales – Anything but Smart

Rent Smart Wales – Anything but Smart

Nearly two weeks since the launch of Rent Smart Wales (RSW) and the scheme has yet to demonstrate how “smart” it actually is. The week following the launch of RSW has been especially busy, with the RLA becoming involved in a whole host of media work aimed...

Renting Homes Bill – Update

Last Friday (27th) saw the deadline pass for consultation responses on the Welsh Government Renting Homes (Wales) Bill. The Bill itself contains some of the biggest changes to the way landlords rent out properties in Wales, and aims to simplify the renting process....

Your Views: Vulnerable households in the PRS

Local Authorities across Wales are currently considering how best to engage the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in a bid to tackle issues around homelessness and the availability of housing for the vulnerable. There has been a growing realisation that the PRS has a vital...