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Trade body seeks volunteers to discuss rental issues with government

A trade body is seeking volunteers to meet with government officials to discuss future initiatives for the private rental sector. 

The volunteers must be landlords and they will meet with officials from the Department of Communities and Local Government at the offices of the National Landlords’ Association, which has put out the call for those wishing to attend.

In a statement, the NLA says that having been hit by enormous stamp duty bills, being turned into de-facto border guards by Right to Rent, and having been made worse off by the removal of finance cost relief, it is concerning that the government appears still to be looking at the rental sector for potential new initiatives.

However, it says this is a rare opportunity for ‘both sides’ to meet and wants volunteer landlords willing to discuss tax incentives, longer term tenancies, tenant referencing, property standards, dispute resolution and landlord registration.

“This is a real chance to speak directly to policy makers about the future of government policy towards landlords” says the NLA about the meeting, scheduled to take place on September 19.

There are more details here.

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