Formed in March 1985 by Keith & Malcolm Atkins Brothers, Estate Agents at number 1, Albert Road Southsea. They were nominated Chairman & Vice Chairman/Secretary, along with approx fifteen other Founder Landlord Members. Meetings being held in their Office.
The rights of Landlords being fought for as at that time, Student accommodation was urgently needed, with very few Student residential houses but rent payable at a lower rent than the norm causing Landlords financial hardships. Meetings with Officials and letters to Members of parliament were recorded in the PDPLA Minutes and this ethos of fighting for the rights of local landlords whilst also seeking to provide a forum to educate and inform them continues to this day.