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Ambassadors’ lunch in Manchester serves up renting debate

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The RLA hosted a private lunch during the Conservative Party Conference, earlier this week, for its growing group of Ambassadors…

The RLA hosted a private lunch during the Conservative Party Conference earlier this week, for its growing group of Ambassadors.

Twenty members of the Ambassadors’ Group got together for a working lunch to discuss the latest issues affecting the private rented sector (PRS).

The lunch, at Manchester’s Albert Square Chop Square, was hosted by RLA chairman, Alan Ward; and in attendance was Laurence Robertson MP, a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector, as well as RLA vice chairman, Chris Town.

At the lunch, the Ambassadors heard Alan’s thoughts on the conference season (above) and what the policy makers need to do to improve the PRS.

They also received a campaign update from the RLA’s policy and communications manager, Richard Ashton; which included the latest developments with universal credit, tenant immigration checks, longer term tenancies, rent controls, licensing, and the West Bromwich Building Society’s decision to hike the tracker rate on buy-to-let mortgages.

The RLA Ambassadors’ Group was established 12 months ago to involve more politically and policy active RLA members in policy work.

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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