The Party Line for Landlords

Apr 16th 2010

With a General Election called for 6 May 2010, the UK political parties have published their policies and are canvassing for your vote!

The NLA has scoured the party manifestos for details of policies directly relevant to landlords:

Conservative

Amend the recent Planning Use Classes Order
Abolish Home Information Packs
Keep Energy Performance Certificates
Give every home up to £6,500 worth of energy improvement measures, with more for the hard to treat homes

Labour

Bring in written tenancy agreements
Free and impartial advice service for tenants
Set up a National Landlord Register
Reform Housing Benefit payments
Introduce minimum insulation standards

Liberal Democrats

Quality private rented housing for those who need it
Introduce a national home insulation programme
Scrap Home Information Packs
Keep Energy Performance Certificates