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Longer term tenancies: What’s in it for landlords?

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

Minimum three year tenancies have been mooted by the Government, with the story dominating news reports.

RLA directors appeared on the BBC news channel, BBC radio and LBC yesterday to talk about three year tenancy plan, after the story was given to the press ahead of the release of official papers, which will be made public this afternoon.

Senior sources within Government have assured the RLA the consultation includes questions on landlord needs and potential incentives for landlords to offer longer tenancies, something the RLA has been campaigning on for some time.

The RLA recognises the changing demographic of renters in this country, with more and more families and older people entering the PRS.

However there are currently significant barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies as standard, not least buy-to-let mortgage conditions and ineffectual Section 8 powers.

Watch this space for our statement following the publication of the Government consultation later today.

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Communications Manager for the RLA and Editor of RPI magazine. With 16 years’ experience writing for regional and national newspapers and magazines she is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and editorial content for our media partners.

She issues press releases promoting the work of the RLA and its policies and campaigns to the regional and national media and works alongside the marketing team on the association’s social media channels to build support for the RLA and its work.

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