With sensible changes to things like direct payments and access to information, the new system can work better for everybody.
Posts by Alan Ward
Alan Ward is chairman of the Residential Landlords’ Association.
By making it hard to guarantee rent payments, pursue debts, or get information on tenants, the current system undermines confidence and restricts supply.
The previous administration saw private landlords as part of the problem instead of part of the solution.
Alan Ward: The Budget should encourage private landlords to play their part in tackling the housing shortage
It’s time that renting was recognised as a business, and for sensible reforms which could bring many unoccupied properties into the market.
The French have just abandoned plans to pursue this disastrous policy – so why are Labour so keen on it?