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Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis
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Nigel Lewis is a property writer and editor with a 27-year track record working for national newspapers, magazines, websites and also leading content media agencies and portals. nigeljameslewis@hotmail.com
The National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has slammed Generation Rent for suggesting that homelessness will treble due to rent arrears built up during the pandemic. It believes concerns over a spike in evictions once...
The UK's leading letting agents' industry body has written to the Department of Justice to express its worries over the huge backlog of possession cases built up since the evictions ban began, which its figures suggest have...
After decades of debate, work has officially begun today on crafting a code of conduct for estate agents that is set to revolutionise the way the property industry’s practitioners conduct themselves. The code is...
Calls to extend the evictions ban past the end of August have been resisted by the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA). Its spokesperson Chris Norris has told MPs that the organisation does not believe...
Tower Hamlets Council in London is warning rogue landlords to get their house in order after recovering £100,000 in rent from them over the past year. The London borough used rent repayment orders to...
The impact of a landmark Universal Credit payments legal case has been diminished significantly by the government after it claimed that only 1,000 people and not the 85,000 originally claimed by campaigners had been affected, and would...
A landlord who was prosecuted for ignoring improvement notices on two HMOs has had his convictions quashed. Jaswinder Khatkar was fined £19,000 after being found guilty of 11 charges of failing to comply with...
Three leading organisations representing both tenants and landlords have called for the government to introduce additional financial support for renters when the eviction ban ends at the end of September. These are Chris Norris of the NRLA, Caitlin Wilkinson of...
Older private landlords could see their pension hammered, while pension funds might be less keen to invest in new rental housing if more tenants heed calls for a widespread rent strike. As renters’ unions...
Rent increases have reduced to record lows during the pandemic with just 14% of tenants experiencing a rent rise last month, latest industry figures show, while 2.5% achieved a rent reduction. Conducted by the...