Graham Brady, MP for Altrincham & Sale West, and chair of the influential 1922 committee of backbench Conservative MPs, visited RLA offices last Friday 10th July. Mr Brady visited to discuss potential steps that Government can take to engage more effectively with landlords and the Private Rented Sector (PRS).
With the visit following so soon after the Summer Budget, proposed changes to Mortgage Interest Relief (MIR) for landlords was the main topic of discussion with RLA Vice-Chairman Chris Town. Chris raised concerns about the accuracy of HMRC estimates, the impact on tenants if rents are raised, falling investment in PRS properties and reduction in housing supply if the changes go ahead as planned.
Other topics discussed included right to rent checks, better enforcement, identifying criminal landlords and subletting.
Chris Town said, “We were pleased to welcome Mr Brady to the RLA offices and welcome the interest he has taken in the issues affecting private landlords. We thank him for listening carefully to our concerns, and will follow up the issues raised on behalf of our members.”
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