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RLA meets with housing minister - 20 September 2017

The RLA has met with housing minister Alok Sharma to discuss issues affecting the PRS and to press for greater support for landlords. RLA chairman Alan Ward was invited to meet the minister with conversation centring around issues of affordability and supply and the personal consequences of changes in tenancies. Mr Ward also pressed the minister to act as an advocate ... more

Private renting and affordability: where to point the finger? - 20 September 2017

Lack of supply, increased regulation and stagnating incomes are the real issue, when it comes to affordability, says RLA policy manager John Stewart There is widespread concern that housing is becoming unaffordable. The barriers for first time buyers are well documented and string of government interventions have sought to boost declining levels of home ownership. <div ... more

Common households - landlords celebrate tribunal win - 19 September 2017

Landlords in Doncaster are celebrating after tenants successfully challenged the council in a row over the level of benefit paid to landlords providing homes to common households. Here Bill Irvine, the RLA’S UC adviser and trainer who represented the tenants at the hearing explains what happened. He said: “Two landlords operating in Doncaster helped their tenants successfully argue that the ... more

Liverpool landlords invited to PRS meetings - 19 September 2017

The next Liverpool Private Rented Sector Forum will be held on Wednesday, September 27th. The Liverpool Private Rented Sector Forum (PRSF) was set up to improve communication between landlords, property managers and the council, and any landlord or agent operating within the city can attend the meetings. The agenda includes: Homelessness Reduction Act Electrical Safety in the PRS Emergency Planning and Business ... more

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