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Election: British Property Federation call for court reform and rejection of rent controls

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The British Property Federation (BPF) has published its manifesto ahead of the General Election on December 12th.

Some of the key asks in the manifesto include the rejection rent controls, and reform of the court process.

The manifesto

On rent controls, the manifesto says “There is a large body of evidence from the UK and internationally showing that rent controls are damaging for tenants – leading to fewer homes, poor repairs and maintenance, and a polarized market that restricts access and choice”

In relation to the courts, the BPF manifesto calls for any tenure reform to start with the courts/ tribunals, their processes, systems, technology and resources. It says: “Investors will be cautious of reforms that are not properly implemented, and investment will suffer”.

You can read the manifesto in full here.

RLA six point manifesto for the private rented sector

Ahead of the General Election in less than two weeks time, The RLA has published a six point manifesto for the private rented sector. The association has also developed an election hub, where members can easily log in and contact their local candidates.

Read what is included in each of the main political party manifestos in relation to renting

Now that the main political parties have published their election manifestos, landlords can read what each of the parties have pledged when it comes to housing by clicking here.

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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