Monday, 25 June 2018 09:13

PDPLA Adds Corporate Membership Option

PDPLA Adds Corporate Membership Option
Over the past few years the PDPLA's simple 'one size fits all' membership structure has struggled to meet the needs of members who want some of their staff to benefit from membership, but that has now all been resolved with the announcement of the new…
New Rules For Small Rooms & HMO's In October
New legislation has just passed into law extending Mandatory HMO Licensing to all dwellings with 5 individuals from 2 or more families from October and, along with that, new rules restricting the use of smaller rooms  in any licensed HMOs have been included in spite…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 17:39

GDPR - One Rule For Us & One For Them?

GDPR - One Rule For Us & One For Them?
At the AGM we covered GDPR in some detail (the new General Data Protection Regulation) and how it applies to landlords. If you have not yet registered with the ICO or worked through the steps to enable you to create a privacy notice you do…
Thursday, 31 May 2018 17:07

Open Letter To The New Duchess Of Sussex

Open Letter To The New Duchess Of Sussex
Dear Duchess, Or can we call you Meg? Everyone here at the PDPLA hopes that you are enjoying married life and that both you and Harry are settling into your new home at Kensington Palace. We wanted to apologise on behalf of the British people…
9 Things To Check When Buying Landlord Insurance
Steve Cox, Business Account Manager at Alan Boswell Group, explains the key points you should focus on when looking for landlord insurance Comparing landlord insurance products can be hard work. While it’s easy to get quotes from multiple insurers, you may find there’s lots of…
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 17:12

Government At Fault For Housing Crisis

Government At Fault For Housing Crisis
In a recent report, the National Housing Federation stated, "that the housing crisis is not the fault of greedy developers or buy to let investors, but that it’s due to poor government policy and a lack of a co-ordinated housing strategy to work out how…
Monday, 21 May 2018 16:16

Planning Update

Planning Update
Instead of our normal summary of planning applications, this month the Portsmouth Society have kindly agreed to allow us to use theirs.  Whilst it is not as focussed on the PRS as our normal summary, we hope you find this version more informative and complete. …
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 10:48

HPN Event Opens Doors To PDPLA Members

HPN Event Opens Doors To PDPLA Members
At our April members meeting, we discussed some of the schemes that we have been approached with and the difficulties in deciding which to share and which not to share.   One of the schemes we chose not to share, was one which purported to avoid…
PDPLA Objects To Proposals For More Electrical Regulations
A working group has recommended that landlords should be required by law to arrange safety checks of the electrical installation in private rented sector residential properties. Whilst  it is imperative that all properties offered should be safe, the PDPLA have objected to this specific proposal on…
New Schemes For Landlords At Our April Landlords Meeting
At our April meeting members were updated on a number of new schemes which had been proposed to the PDPLA and reviewed by the committee, including one from PCC and one from a local church group. We also had 2 guests, Lucy Brown from the…

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