The National Residential Landlords Association hosts a meeting at Labour’s annual conference tomorrow - but it admits the party’s rental policies are so far unknown.
The NRLA’s event, ‘Winning People Back: How Can We Provide Housing That Meets the Public's Aspirations?’, will consider what policy changes are needed to fix our housing crisis, including supporting our private rental sector.
Speakers will include Richard Rowntree, managing director of mortgages at Paragon Bank; NRLA policy director Chris Norris; housing commentator Vicky Spratt; and Polly Curtis, chief executive of cross-party think tank Demos.
NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle says: “The Labour Party Conference will be an important opportunity for us to engage with key members of the Labour party to stress the importance of a growing private rented sector.
“It is likely the conference will be the last before a General Election and, whilst we don’t know what the outcome will be, Labour is already setting out its stall as a 'Government in waiting'.
“Whichever party holds power, ensuring we are able to convey the views of landlords providing homes and that we have a positive working relationship with key politicians and decision-makers is incredibly important.”
However the association says it’s still awaiting further details on the Labour Party's plans for PRS reform beyond last year's Renters' Charter proposal and its rejection of rent controls according to former Shadow Housing Secretary Lisa Nandy.
Now the role is held by party deputy leader Angela Rayner.
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