13 Jul

Landlords should manage issues about houses for rent in Manchester

Landlords should manage issues about houses for rent in Manchester

Inviting a third party to intervene between landlords and the tenants of their property to rent in Manchester may not prove effective, it has been claimed.

The government has proposed that tenant complaints should be directed to local councillors or another third party – but this will only create more bureaucracy, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).

Housing associations and registered social landlords should be left to improve their relationships with tenants, the association argues.

Alan Ward, chairman of the RLA, says third parties should only intervene as an arbitrator to deal with irreconcilable differences.

He explained: "Maybe in an extreme issue you need a third party to try and defuse it, but I hardly think it should be a day-to-day affair – it just increases bureaucracy."

Houses to rent in Manchester could soon see increased demand as a result of a new construction project, increasing the need for good landlord-tenant relationships.

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