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House of Commons Library recognises RLA policy in new briefing

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The Residential Landlords’ Association’s (RLA) Election Manifesto 2015 has been quoted extensively in the recent “Building the new private rented sector: issues and prospects (England)” House of Commons Library Briefing paper…

The Residential Landlords’ Association’s (RLA) Election Manifesto 2015 has been quoted extensively in the recent “Building the new private rented sector: issues and prospects (England)” House of Commons Library Briefing paper.

Published on 12th June 2015, the document considers measures taken by the Government, and policy proposals from those within the Private Rented Sector (PRS), to increase the supply of privately rented properties in England.

The RLA Manifesto is quoted with regards to the following areas:

  • Initiatives to attract further individual investment
  • Land supply and rent controls
  • Taxation reform
    • Capital Gains Tax (CGT) relief
    • Value Added Tax (VAT) relief on goods and services related to the construction of a new dwelling
  • Abolition of Article 4 Directions with regards to HMO properties

The RLA has also submitted proposals to MPs successful in the Private Members Ballot seeking to improve the PRS for tenants and landlords alike.

Reference in this House of Commons Library briefing paper acknowledges the RLA’s willingness to engage in the political debate with regards to housing and promoting ideas to improve the PRS.

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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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