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June 2020 News


 Lots of news this month and barely any mention of global pandemics – granted the pandemic provides a backdrop to Charlotte's (even more interesting than usual) blog, but it is not the main character even in that tale. That accolade is saved for one of our members…

June is usually the time for our AGM, but we have deferred it for at least a month until we can meet. In the interim, both of our meetings this month will take place in the room or space of your choice in your own house! The monthly meeting will be a webinar for which you will need to register – so look out for the email this week and do attend, the 1st half of the meeting will cover a range of topics of interest to all and the 2nd half will be a panel session for student landlords on how to cope during 2020/21. Our landlords breakfast will be an open session via Zoom, so if 9am in Southsea is normally a challenge, feel free to join us from a sunny location of your choice and do bring your own breakfast; seeing what each other's staff can muster in these trying times should be a good conversation starter….

Don't forget the new electrical regulations coming into force in July – a reminder of previous reminders in 'Other News' and we will have a full summary in next months news.

Elsewhere there is member feedback on the Portsmouth City Council scheme to find homes in the PRS for those on the Housing List (which also details the new LHA (Housing Benefit) rates which have risen significantly with zero press coverage), important updates to our Rules and Code of Practice ahead of our affiliation with the NRLA, and some thoughts on craftsmanship and the need for it in our properties – do feel free to like/share or feedback in anyway appropriate, we need to hear your views.