12 Jun

New MP given responsibility for private rented sector

New MP given responsibility for private rented sector

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has welcomed the arrival of Ian Austin as the new minister who holds responsibility for the private rented sector.

Mr Austin is the replacement for Iain Wright, who has moved to another government post.

NLA chairman David Salusbury commended Mr Wright's work in the industry and said the association is looking forward to working with the new minister.

He added: "The recently published government recommendations for the sector are ambitious and to ensure that the voice of landlords is heard throughout the consultation process, the NLA hopes to meet Mr Austin as soon as possible."

Last month, both the Association of Residential Letting Agents and the Communities and Local Government department announced proposals to raise standards among letting companies and landlords.

One suggestion made by the governmental department was that a new landlord register should be developed to monitor property professionals across the UK.

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