General Election 2019 – what will this mean for landlords in the PRS?
Yesterday (29 October), it was announced that there will be a general election held on 12 December, after MPs voted in favour of an election 438 votes to 20.
Richard Lambert, CEO of the National Landlords Association, says:
“While news of a general election on 12 December might be music to the ears of those that want Brexit done and dusted, landlords can hardly rejoice at this news.
“All the major political parties in the running have supported the abolition of Section 21, essentially making landlords political orphans. In fact, in a survey conducted with our members in July just one in six said they would be voting Conservative in the next general election. Compare that with the 69% who voted Conservative in 2017.
“The election may focus on Brexit, but that means key domestic issues, such as housing appear to have fallen off the agenda. We implore all parties to use their manifestoes to show a better understanding of and support for the 2 million landlords in the UK, without whom this country would be in an even worse housing crisis.”