Landlords to share views on White Paper with Housing Minister

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

Housing minister Gavin Barwell is currently on a regional tour, asking the property industry what it thinks of the new Housing White Paper, published earlier this month.

The minister will be meeting landlords, letting agents, local authorities, developers, housing associations and estate agents to find out what they think of the document.

The RLA criticised the White Paper for not going far enough to support individual PRS landlords.

While the association welcomed the emphasis towards renting and away from the narrow focus on home ownership, it believes more could be done to support investment in new properties to rent.

Although some regional sessions are already booked up, there are spaces in:

Tuesday 21st February, 09.45am – 11.15am

The Studio, Cannon Street, Birmingham

To book click here.

Thursday 23rd February, 10.15am – 11.45am

The Sage, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays

To book click here

Friday 24th February, 2pm-3.30pm

Apex Court, City Link, Nottingham

To book click here

Monday 6th March, 10.45am – 12:15pm

Surrey County Council, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames

To book click here.



About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Magazine and Digital Editor for the NRLA. With 20 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for editing our members' magazine 'Property', producing our articles for our news site, the weekly and monthly bulletins and editorial content for our media partners.


  • The housing minister does not think there is need to visit the North West of England. Two of the largest cities, Manchester and Liverpool are missed out by the so called caring minister. It’s time they look at the areas that are among some of the biggest rental regions.

  • Manchester was on the list but fullybooked. It would be interesting to know the category breakdown of attendees especially how many from the public sector and csmpaign groups eg Shelter

  • I cannot attend any of these meetings at such short notice. However I have made comment on the White Paper to the government. The standard consultation questionnaire ignores PRS almost completely, so I have sent a separate email on this subject and copied my MP in. He has brushed my representations on behalf of PRS off in the past, but did actually thank me for taking the time to make my views known on this and assured me that all responses to the consultation would be taken into consideration.

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