Joint statement – NRLA, Shelter, ARLA, Big Issue, Nationwide, StepChange

Joint statement – NRLA, Shelter, ARLA, Big Issue, Nationwide, StepChange

10:49 AM, 7th January 2021, About 11 months ago 6

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In a joint statement following the reintroduction of a national lockdown, the National Residential Landlords Association, The Big Issue and Ride Out Recession Alliance, Shelter, ARLA Propertymark, the Nationwide Building Society, and StepChange the Debt Charity have said:

“Many thousands of private renters and landlords across the country now face rent arrears due to the impact of the pandemic.

“Ministers have failed to address the core problem of debts which have built despite the financial package put in place so far. Indeed, the Chancellor confirmed that housing benefit will not be linked to the cost of renting for future years.

“Renters, landlords and letting agents cannot be expected simply to muddle through indefinitely where they face these financial difficulties. The Government needs to develop an urgent package to help renters in paying off arrears built since March last year.

“Without further action, debts will continue to mount, making it far more difficult to sustain tenancies and keep renters in their homes after the pandemic.”



Comments

by steve p

23:31 PM, 7th January 2021, About 11 months ago

Well done NRLA, nice to see them using Shelter to turn the tide back on the government instead of the Government using Shelter to attack landlords.

by Landlordinsider

9:23 AM, 8th January 2021, About 11 months ago

Really good move by NRLA - more of this please!

by John Mac

9:48 AM, 8th January 2021, About 11 months ago

Wow Shelter in a joint Statement with the NRLA about strugglling LL's - the world really has gone mad 🙂 Or maybe they are finally realising that it's in the Tenants interest that they work with the PRS rather than continually slag it off & undermine it.

by Seething Landlord

11:28 AM, 8th January 2021, About 11 months ago

Reply to the comment left by John Mac at 08/01/2021 - 09:48
I doubt that there's any fundamental shift demonstrated here. Shelter will always do what they perceive to be in the best interests of tenants and NRLA will continue to represent landlords. In the current situation both sides have a common interest in persuading government to support tenants who have fallen into arrears so that they can stay in their homes without fear of eviction and landlords can recover the money that they are owed.

Expect Shelter to continue to use every trick in the book to keep tenants in their homes and enforce their rights against landlords. It is their raison d'etre.

by David

12:04 PM, 8th January 2021, About 11 months ago

Will this government listen even if they see the statement. Isn't their agenda to force the PRS to sell up. This will make LLs even more selective if the Chancellor has confirmed that housing benefit will not be linked to the cost of renting in future years.

by terry sullivan

20:18 PM, 8th January 2021, About 11 months ago

why is john bird in hol?
big issue created many serious and criminal problems


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