Manifesto wins landlords’ backing
The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed Labour’s new housing manifesto, saying it offers a realistic and broad array of measures which could help nurture the UK’s private rented sector.
The government “would like to see larger and professional organisations providing rented accommodation, alongside the many individual landlords” adding that it especially wants to “encourage more investment in new build rented accommodation”.
The BPF has been campaigning for a US-style “build to let” professional rented sector.
Liz Peace, chief executive, says: “However much we would like to all be a national of homeowners, the simple reality is that this will not happen”.