- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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MIKE HEDGES AM WELCOMES DISCUSSION ON PRIVATE RENTAL SECTOR IN WALES
Speaking after Chairing the Cross Party Group on Housing, Mike Hedges said… ‘it was good to bring together a variety of people working within the Housing Sector to discuss issues connecting the Private Rented Sector. We heard a presentation from the Residential Landlords Association on the state of the sector from the Landlords perspective. It led to an informed discussion on issues such as the impact of Welfare Reform on Landlords and the knock on impact of landlords saying they will no longer let properties to people on Benefits. Many colleagues expressed concerns regarding the difficulties faced by tenants in private rented accommodation if they have problems getting their benefit claims processed quickly. We must exert what pressure we can to ensure that the Westminster government understands the consequences for both tenants and landlords of delays in processing benefit claims.
Cross Party Group on Housing
To provide a forum to discuss housing policy in Wales, which can then be fed through to Ministers and other senior policy makers.