PDPLA News

In support of the new strategy for the Private Rented Sector which may justify Selective Licensing for all landlords in the city - Portsmouth City Council are asking for your views and those of your tenants. It is simple, two page survey (for landlords, slightly more for tenants) and we worry that unless enough people make their views clear, too small a sample may lead to conclusions we are not happy with in the months ahead. So do click the link, do complete the survey and do add comments outlining your views on the need for more or less regulation and what challenges or problems concern you most - it will only take a couple of minutes and could help avoid the many hours and £'s that Selective Licensing will cost you if introduced later this year.

Portsmouth is consulting on a draft strategy - 'Energy and water at home - a strategy for efficiency and affordability for every household in Portsmouth'.  It looks at how the council can work with others to make homes more energy and water efficient and ensure residents can afford their bills - as we own 1 in 4 of the houses in the city, we will be most affected, so do make time to think about how you will make your properties more energy and water efficient and what help you need, then complete the questionnaire - because if you say nothing, you have no reason to complain if in 2 or 3 years time you are faced with significant bills to bring a property up to a new standard or have to replace or upgrade something you only just invested in.

The strategy is pervasive - obvious things like insulation and reduced water usage but also more futuristic options to get us to near zero carbon status, such as time of day energy tariffs and micro-anaerobic digesters - so do read the summary or attend a meeting if nothing else.

This is a re-issue of the March issue. No new items but the University asked us to clarify details in the student numbers article and to add more information in the council tax article. Both of these articles are now updated.******A little for everyone this month: a survey you really ought...
June already! Half way through 2015 and the end of another student year for our student landlords who now have their busy 3 months of the year, repairing and refurbishing before the next intake of new students. This year promises to be a good one for student numbers if the smoke...
Quite a diverse range of news items for you this month - from events and activities that may be of interest to checklists and discussions on a range of topics including landlord accreditation (the focus of our July meeting) and the post-election budget. We have a new recommended supplier (Wilts Electrical)...
Welcome to our 1st ever August newsletter - not our biggest but hopefully some relevant and useful news for you.Important point to note: As usual we have no monthly meeting in August and the topic for our September meeting has changed.  The 'Finance and Funding' session previously announced has been deferred...
Quite a range of news items this month from forthcoming regulatory changes and clarifications on existing regulations to saving money and avoiding problems spending it.We continue to hear from members who are confused by the budget tax changes – we have covered this in several previous issues (see here for last...
Welcome to the Christmas edition of our newsletter - a time to look back on the year near past and the one that is about to come.It is very easy when looking for snippets to share to find bad news, more new regulations, difficulties with tenants and the like and it...
Quite a lot of local news this month - so do browse through the articles and make sure you read anything that may affect you. There is the announcement of our new secretary and detail on how to contact us as we know one or two people have been unsure - do...
Welcome to May! The transition month for student landlords from 'relatively quiet' to 'incredibly busy' and the start of summer proper for everyone else. The big news this month which hopefully you will have heard already, is that the main candidates contesting Portsmouth South have agreed to come and talk to...

Written & oral information and advice from the Portsmouth & District Private Landlord's Association is given in good faith, but no responsibility whatsoever is accepted by the Association or it's officers for the accuracy of it's information & advice nor shall the Association be held responsible for the consequences of reliance upon such information.

Copyright © - PDPLA
A private company limited by guarantee number 4444664.
Registered in England at 214 Chichester Road, Portsmouth PO2 0AX.

Site designed by virtueservers.co.uk
Web design, hosting and domain management.
Discounts for PDPLA members.