Campaigns Housing Supply and Rents

RLA meets with housing minister

Sally Walmsley
Written by Sally Walmsley

The RLA has met with housing minister Alok Sharma to discuss issues affecting the PRS and to press for greater support for landlords.

RLA chairman Alan Ward was invited to meet the minister with conversation centring around issues of affordability and supply and the personal consequences of changes in tenancies.

Mr Ward also pressed the minister to act as an advocate for the PRS and support the individual investors who are vital when it comes to providing diversity and choice, compared to institutional investors who have so far failed to provide in both volume and choice of location.

He said: “It was a very constructive meeting and a great opportunity to put our members’ views and experiences to the minister.

“Mr Sharma has now invited us to meet regularly to further discuss housing issues.”

The RLA was joined at the meeting by representatives of other industry bodies, Propertymark, ARLA and NAEA, together with NLA and NALS.

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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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