Welcome to the Portsmouth & District Private Landlords’ Association

The PDPLA is an association of local landlords which aims to represent, educate and inform its members. We meet monthly to learn and share information important to local landlords and we represent our members needs and their concerns to local and national government. There are approximately 4,000 private landlords in Portsmouth and this doubles when you add in the surrounding area – this is a large group of people, yet historically we are an easy target for the press, for regulation and for taxation. We cannot promise to change that, but together, we can try.

Martin Silman,
Chairman, PDPLA

PDPLA offers its members...

  • Monthly Meetings.
  • Guest Specialist Speakers.
  • Network with Fellow Landlords.
  • Support from Experienced Landlords.
  • Monthly Newsletters.
  • Up-to-date Information.
  • Quality Letting Documents.
  • Quality Letting Guides & Resources.

 

  • Ask Email Questions to all Members.
  • Discounted Landlord Insurance.
  • Free Tax Investigation Insurance.
  • Professional Contacts.
  • Members Working for Your Interests.
  • Recommended Traders.
  • Trader’s Discounts.
  • Landlord ‘Buddies’ Scheme.

Please note that in 2017 we became affiliated with the RLA, bringing greater benefits and value to both memberships as well as the organisations.

In order to join both PDPLA and RLA please visit the RLA website.

Should you require further assistance or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA RLA

Monthly Meetings and Other Events

2nd Monday of every month (except August) at the Inn Lodge Hotel, Burrfields Road, Portsmouth PO3 5HH (free parking)
Networking with other Landlords from 7.00pm
Meetings Start at 7.30pm
PLEASE JOIN US AT A MEETING AS OUR GUEST

Each month we will have a number of guest speakers From different fields of the letting industry.
They will give valuable up-to-date information and are available to answer your questions.

  • 08 May 2019
    PDPLA Landlords Breakfast 09:00am to 10:00am

    Join us at our monthly Landlords Breakfast at Watkins & Faux (Southsea Tennis Club Pavilion, opposite

  • 13 May 2019
    PDPLA Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Tenant deposits - do you take them and what do you do with them. Do you have problems?  Also a interactive

  • 10 Jun 2019
    PDPLA Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    PDPLA AGM plus review of Landlord Insurance Join us at our monthly meeting - each month we cover a different

  • 12 Jun 2019
    PDPLA Landlords Breakfast 09:00am to 10:00am

    Join us at our monthly Landlords Breakfast at Watkins & Faux (Southsea Tennis Club Pavilion, opposite

PDPLA Latest News...

  • Section 21 To End, What Comes Next?
    Section 21 To End, What Comes Next?

    The government have been swayed by pressure from Shelter and others and have decided to stop landlords regaining possession of their property using Section 21 notices. What will replace it is unclear and there will be consultations before anything is finalised, but you can rest assured that the PDPLA will be articulating the impact upon its members of any of the proposed alternatives.

    We received extensive coverage in The News when our Vice-Chair, Alwin Oliver focussed on the fact that currently, many mortgage lenders depend on the availability of the Section 21 when offering finance and one unexpected outcome could be that mortgage cover requirements could rise considerably, making funding much harder to acquire.

    Have you ever used a Section 21 to get your property back? If you have, we'd like to know why as if the 'Shelter perspective' is inaccurate, we need to be able to show evidence of that.  Read on for member comments and our press release explaining more of our concerns

    Read more...
  • Don't Use Your Pension To Buy A House
    Don't Use Your Pension To Buy A House

    We know many of our members do not trust banks or financial institutions and attempt to fund their pensions by buying and letting property.  This may make sense, but with increasing regulation and also, the high cost of maintaining property to a good standard and the significant overhead of either managing your tenants or paying someone else to do so, sometimes we wonder whether it is worth it.

    To present a contrarian view, we publish an article originally published in the Financial Times by columnist and Money Week editor, Merryn Somerset Webb.

    Read more...
  • HMO 'Private Data' Public Again!
    HMO 'Private Data' Public Again!

    After our successful campaign over 3 or 4 years, in 2016 Portsmouth City Council finally agreed to stop sharing the names and addresses of HMO landlords. We had hoped that the introduction of GDPR last year would cement our right to privacy and control of our personal data but unfortunately, this has not been the case and PCC have reversed their position and are now sharing our details with all and sundry.

    Read more...
  • Client Money Protection / Property Redress Becomes Law
    Client Money Protection / Property Redress Becomes Law

    As of 1st April, 2019 anyone managing a property for someone else needs to belong to a recognised property redress scheme.

     

    Read more...
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