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Two thirds of mortgage lenders bar benefits claimants - 1 May 2017

Two thirds of the largest buy-to-let mortgage lenders do not allow landlords to rent property to tenants receiving housing benefit. According to a survey carried out by the  RLA's mortgage consultants, 66 per cent of lenders representing approximately 90 per cent of the buy-to-let market do not allow properties to be rented out to those in receipt of housing benefit. This ... more

Manifesto call for new housing court - 27 April 2017

The RLA is calling on the next government to set up a new housing court to speed up justice for landlords and tenants. The new court would enable landlords and tenants to more swiftly access justice to uphold their contractual rights in respect of property possession and for action against landlords breaching the law. The call for a new court is one ... more

Portsmouth Election Hustings - 26 April 2017

On 8th May 2017, just one month before the ‘snap’ General Election called by Prime Minister Teresa May, PDPLA supported by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) will host an election hustings in Portsmouth. With 4,000+ landlords in Portsmouth providing nearly 25% of the accommodation in the city, which is also the most densely populated city in Western Europe, this one off ... more

Mayor's Landlord Database will do little to find the criminals - 26 April 2017

Plans for a new database to name and shame criminal landlords in London will do little to root out the crooks. We have concerns over the Mayor of London's new plans for a database of landlords. In 2015/16 just 411 landlords were prosecuted by councils in the Capital of which 70% were in one Borough, Newham, which has provided more funding than any other ... more

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