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.

  • 11 Nov 2019
    Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Join us at our monthly meeting - each month we cover a different topic of interest to local landlords in the area, whatever type of tenant you cater for and however many (or few) properties you have, you are sure to learn something useful.  Attendance is free and open to all landlords though we do encourage regular attendees to join the PDPLA and help

  • 13 Nov 2019
    Landlords Breakfast 09:00am to 10:00am

    Join us at our monthly Landlords Breakfast at Watkins & Faux (Southsea Tennis Club Pavilion, opposite the D-Day Museum and Blue Reef Aquarium). Whether you just want a nice cup of coffee with like minded people or you have a specific problem with local regulations, a tenant issue or a quandary on whether to buy a particular property or not, do drop

  • 09 Dec 2019
    Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Join us at our monthly meeting - each month we cover a different topic of interest to local landlords in the area, whatever type of tenant you cater for and however many (or few) properties you have, you are sure to learn something useful.  Attendance is free and open to all landlords though we do encourage regular attendees to join the PDPLA and help

  • 11 Dec 2019
    Landlords Breakfast 09:00am to 10:00am

    Join us at our monthly Landlords Breakfast at Watkins & Faux (Southsea Tennis Club Pavilion, opposite the D-Day Museum and Blue Reef Aquarium). Whether you just want a nice cup of coffee with like minded people or you have a specific problem with local regulations, a tenant issue or a quandary on whether to buy a particular property or not, do drop

PDPLA Latest News...

  • Updated 'Right To Rent' Information from the Home Office
    Updated 'Right To Rent' Information from the Home Office

    The Home Office have updated their guidance to landlords on how to perform checks for nationals of of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA who have entered the UK through eGates and do not have an endorsement in their passport to evidence leave to enter the UK.

     

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  • Section 21 Reform - PDPLA Case Studies
    Section 21 Reform - PDPLA Case Studies

    Whilst the Tory pledge to get rid of Section 21 does not appear likely to be implemented anytime soon, we still worry as both Labour and the LibDems have similar policies. To that end, we have been actively collecting data and participating in consultation activities – for example, this month PDPLA Vice Chairman, Alwin Oliver, submitted a collection of case studies and suggested alternatives such as a new Housing Court styled on the Canadian solution – PDPLA members can see it here in the members area.  Highlights follow…

     

     

     

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  • Stanhope House - still unfinished but a 'nice little earner'
    Stanhope House - still unfinished but a 'nice little earner'

    Committee member, Jonie Goldenberg had the following thoughtful piece published in the Portsmouth News this month:  "The Corporate Landlords do a hard sell - and I am not surprised at £200 per week per room for student accommodation equating to £10,200 per unit for the 51 weeks in the 256 unit high rise, earning in the region of £2,600,000 per annum for the company Prime Student Living. Multiply that by the number of new Halls that have been built. 'A nice little earner'. By a company who has not come up with the goods on time and sees fit to axe students' contracts without a thought of the associated problems faced by many first year students and their families. They will think twice about coming back to Portsmouth University. This is also not the first year this has happened."

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  • Guidance on Testing of Fire Alarms
    Guidance on Testing of Fire Alarms

    A number of members have complained to us as PCC have asked them to confirm that they test fire alarms weekly. Please note – as a Landlord you DO NOT need to test fire alarms weekly. In fact, it would be an intrusion on the privacy (and the ‘entitlement to QUIET enjoyment’) of your tenants if you did. Read on for the current situation…

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