The private-rented sector provides much needed housing for communities across the UK. There are over one million renters who currently are entitled to help with their housing costs. Ensuring that the system of housing benefit works efficiently and fairly is a key concern for landlords.
Recently the private-rented sector has enabled local authorities and the Government to really tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. The National Landlords Association is a key partner in helping local authorities to work more closely with local landlords to enable people to gain access and prepare for a private rented sector tenancy. We encourage local authorities to see landlords as local housing partners and develop a broad range of support services to help landlords provide sustainable housing.