19 Jan

NLA campaigns to protect shared housing

NLA campaigns to protect shared housing

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a campaign aiming to prevent a drop in property to rent in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth City Council has proposed a direction that could see landlords having to apply for planning permission before being able to let a property for multiple occupants.

Shared accommodation is a popular, affordable choice for young professionals and students.

An online campaign with pages on Facebook and Twitter has been launched in anticipation of the council meeting on January 31st that will decide whether or not to approve the proposal.

Save Housing In Portsmouth asks for those who will be affected by the direction to write to councillor Mike Hancock CBE, the council member responsible for the decision.

NLA chairman David Salusbury said: "Aside from the obvious impact this will have on local landlords, these plans will be devastating for the many people who have little option other than to rely on shared housing."

It is important for local people to oppose the plans, he added.

The NLA argues that the plans will have a "devastating effect" on Portsmouth and will lead to drop the amount of affordable housing available.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800351830-ADNFCR

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