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Private landlords are part of the solution to UK housing crisis

General Election 2017
Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

RLA Chairman Alan Ward has spoken to City AM about the role buy-to-let landlords have in providing vital homes to rent ahead of the General Election. He said:

“Over a quarter of all households in London are in the private rented sector, and the proportion is set to grow. A key issue at this General Election is how to deliver the rental homes needed to meet ever-increasing demand.

“Politicians owe it to tenants to move on from the discredited and unimaginative policies of the past such as rent controls and more burdensome regulation.

“Instead of demonising the sector, government should work with the majority of good landlords to provide the significant increase in homes needed to offer tenants genuine choice and to keep rents affordable.

“That means a shift away from punitive tax hikes.”

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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.

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