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The RLA has discovered an error with key regulations recently published by Government. Sector-wide support suggests just how badly the situation is being handled in Westminster. As usual, while most complain the RLA gets stuck in and challenges what others simply allow to happen. The RLA refuses to allow Parliament to continue to target private renting indiscriminately, it is too important…

The RLA has discovered an error with key regulations recently published by Government. Sector-wide support suggests just how badly the situation is being handled in Westminster. As usual, while most complain the RLA gets stuck in and challenges what others simply allow to happen. The RLA refuses to allow Parliament to continue to target private renting indiscriminately, it is too important.

An RLA press release this week – Serious drafting error in rented housing regulations – outlines the issues discovered by the RLA’s policy team. While housing and private renting becomes an increasingly important concern across the country, Government is guilty of rushing key legislation.

Support from the entire industry, including homelessness charity Crisis and housing law expert Giles Peaker, highlights the importance of accurate legislation.

The RLA has taken the industry lead with this very important problem.

This is evidenced by the amount of coverage we have achieved throughout industry publications:

  1. RLA – ‘Major error’ in new Section 21 notice (Landlord Today)
  2. RLA urges Housing Minister to delay new Section 21 rules (Landlord News)
  3. RLA calls for Section 21 delay citing ‘major drafting error’ (Housing Excellence)
  4. More chaos as housing minister urged to delay new Section 21 because of error (Property Industry Eye)
  5. Industry body wants S21 after ‘major drafting errors’ (Letting Agent Today)
  6. Drafting error spotted in new s21 form (Landlord Zone)
  7. Major error in rented housing regulations (24dash)

More is sure to follow.

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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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  • Hi.
    It would be really good if you could get Crisis on board to oppose Clause 24. A written submission by them to the Finance Committee, outlining their concerns about an increase in temporary accommodation and homelessness as a result of the measure would be excellent. We know Shelter wouldn’t do this, as it is more important to them to bash landlords than to help tenants and/or provide actual shelter. But perhaps the RLA could approach Crisis and ask if they could help? You could point out landlords’ need to increase rents directly because of this Government interference in the PRS and how this will lead to arrears, repossessions and so on. There is no way this can be described as a good thing for tenants – most of whom are not in a position to/not at the stage of life to purchase a property.

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