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The NLA is encouraging the government to support the role landlords and the PRS plays in housing, as

Any changes to PRS should support role landlords play, NLA says

By Maurice Shasha  //  Thu 22nd February 2018
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is urging the government to support more the role which landlords and the wider private rented sector plays in the housing industry.
The National Landlords Association (NLA) is urging the government to support landlords and the wider private rented sector and the role they play in the housing industry.

The NLA and other PRS representatives, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, have met with government ministers to discuss multiple issues affecting the sector, including the government's plans to consult on ways to encourage landlords to offer longer, more secure tenancies.

However, PRS representatives have underlined the importance of the PRS, and insist that any changes to legislation must take into consideration the vital role landlords play in providing rental accommodation.

Other issues discussed include the decision to ban letting agents' fee for tenants and further tightening of minimum energy efficiency standards.

Of the meeting, NLA's CEO, Richard Lambert, said: "Through the forthcoming ban on letting fees and other proposals the Government has shown it is more than willing to intervene in markets when it perceives them to be failing consumers."

Lambert added: "We urge the minister and her colleagues to work with the NLA and others to ensure that any intervention made is necessary, proportionate and maintains a fair regulatory regime within which landlords can continue to run their business."

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