The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) realise that the private sector is becoming increasingly important in meeting the objectives of Local Authority (LA) housing needs.
Landlords, councils and landlord associations must work closer together if standards in the private rented sector are to be improved and landlords' interests protected. With increasing demand for housing and severe restrictions on public finance, the private rented sector can provide the principal resource offering availability, adaptability and capability. Our priority is to help landlords to provide safe and healthy accommodation and to run successful commercial operations. In our experience, this can only be achieved by working positively and pro-actively with local councils and other authorities related to the private rented sector.Alan Ward - Chairman
To this end the RLA have designed the LA Network to help LA's build better relationships with landlords in the private sector. The facility has been created to enable LA Network members to promote events and facilitate access to relevant information and advice, appropriate to your geographical location. In addition the webpage's will also provide information and advice on national issues of interest to the Private Rented Sector (PRS). In this way your own page can be adapted to meet your local needs and provide a constant source of information for Landlords in your area on both national and local issues.
It is anticipated that the facility will become a vital source of reference for landlords in the PRS and enable you to promote the facilities and benefits of a closer working relationship with the LA. It provides an adaptable service which can be tailored to your needs whilst helping you to project a positive and supportive image to the PRS in conjunction with the RLA.
As previously stated we believe the PRS will need to play a vital role in meeting the future needs of sustainable housing and that a good working relationship between the local authority and landlords is essential for this to become a reality.
The LA Network provides an effective method for achieving this and an adaptable resource which is both relevant and useful. Although we are not magicians, and we don't have all the answers, we do believe that this resource will further enhance the facilities you offer to landlords in the private sector and help you to reach out to landlords that you might not otherwise be able to access.
We look forward to working with you in the future in our mutual efforts to improve the quality and standards within Private Rented Sector Housing.
If you should have any further questions or need any further advice then please feel free to contact me. I will be only to please to help in any way I can.
Local Authority Network Coordinator
Residential Landlords Association
T: 0161 495 9310