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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

RLA launch a PRS manifesto

The Residential Landlords Association have published an election year manifesto calling for reform in the private rented sector.

Their main reform points are -
  • Changes to planning regimes and tax changes to encourage landlords to invest and aid the sale of rental properties to first time buyers.
  • More rigorous enforcement of powers to tackle the small minority of criminal operators who bring the sector into disrepute.
  • A new right for tenants to renew their tenancies for up to five years to provide more security.
  • All parties committing to a period of stability in the welfare system for landlords and tenants alike.

RLA chairman Alan Ward said:

“Landlords want a private rented sector that is first choice and not second best. Our sector is now the only part of the housing sector in the UK which is growing. Landlords have already responded to the growing demand for homes to rent but, with the right support, there is much more we could do. Our manifesto sets out a series of policy proposals which would help landlords play the fullest possible part in addressing our country’s housing needs.”

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