While PDPLA Committee member, Tony Athill, was in London at the Fair Possessions Coalition meeting hosted by the RLA he took the opportunity to discuss Licensing.
It was agreed that landlord representatives need to demonstrate how licensing schemes are not a cure all that will rid the sector of ill-informed and criminal landlords. The representative from ARLA (agents association) is also a Local Councillor and he supported the PDPLA view that we need to educate our local politicians. We have a plan. …….
There was considerable support for the notion that HMO landlords require some training as a condition of their licence. Again, the PDPLA are already on the way to meeting this need having already delivered over 500 hours of face to face training this year.
The Ministry is considering tax incentives to encourage behaviour change in the PRS. Ideas direct to Ester McVey via your MP please.
THIS Government is not in favour of rent controls. (Shame, some of us could do with an excuse to put the rent up a little every year.) But, as you will no doubt be aware, governments seem to change almost as often as Housing Ministers at the moment...
Ester McVey wants to hear your stories, she needs to hear your stories. If you struggle to articulate them clearly let us know and we can assist. Anonymity can be assured.
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