Rallying call as landlord letters pass 1,500 mark in just 48 hours

General Election 2017
Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

More than 1,500 landlords have written to prospective MPs calling for a reversal of the recent devastating tax changes threatening to cripple the PRS.

The letters were set out within 48 hours of an appeal by RLA chairman, Alan Ward, asking for support in lobbying candidates to give a firm commitment to challenging policies that have seen landlords treated as little more than treasury cash cows.

The association is calling on the new government to instead adopt positive tax policies that will encourage landlords, who are providing vital homes to rent at a time of housing crisis, to help provide the estimated 1.8 million additional homes to rent required by 2025.

The RLA has been at the forefront of the battle against unfair changes to Mortgage Interest Relief, and alongside this and other long running campaigns has produced its own manifesto ahead of the General Election.

The document outlines six key asks – practical, achievable changes that could make renting better for all.

To add your voice to the campaign click here to generate a letter for your constituency – all you need to do is pick the candidates you want to write to and press send.

There is no better time to join the fight to bring about positive change to benefit the sector as a whole.

About the author

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley

Sally Walmsley is the Communications Manager for the RLA and award-winning 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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