Welcome to the Portsmouth & District Private Landlords’ Association

The PDPLA is an association of local landlords which aims to represent, educate and inform its members. We meet monthly to learn and share information important to local landlords and we represent our members needs and the concerns to local and national government. There are approximately 4,000 private landlords in Portsmouth and this doubles when you add in the surrounding area – this is a large group of people, yet historically we are an easy target for the press, for regulation and for taxation. We cannot promise to change that, but together, we can try.

Martin Silman,
Chairman, PDPLA

PDPLA offers its members...

  • Monthly Meetings.
  • Guest Specialist Speakers.
  • Network with Fellow Landlords.
  • Support from Experienced Landlords.
  • Monthly Newsletters.
  • Up-to-date Information.
  • Quality Letting Documents.
  • Quality Letting Guides & Resources.

 

  • Ask Email Questions to all Members.
  • Discounted Landlord Insurance.
  • Free Tax Investigation Insurance.
  • Professional Contacts.
  • Members Working for Your Interests.
  • Recommended Traders.
  • Trader’s Discounts.
  • Landlord ‘Buddies’ Scheme.

Please note that from January 2017 and as a result of a vote put to our entire membership we are affiliating with the RLA to bring greater benefits and value to both memberships as well as the organisations.

In order to join both PDPLA and RLA please visit the RLA website.

Should you require further assistance or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN VIA RLA

PDPLA Latest News...

  • You Want Affordable Housing? Perhaps you need an HMO...
    You Want Affordable Housing? Perhaps you need an HMO...

    At every public meeting attended recently where housing has been discussed, a classic example of political double speak has reared its head.  There is always someone in the audience who demands more affordable housing and there is always a politician on the platform (and this applies to all parties) who promises more affordable housing. Why is that of interest - well, more often than not local landlords are blamed for 'pushing up prices' which have made houses unaffordable and also, it is time someone told both sides of this debate the truth.

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  • New Planning Rules For HMO's Proposed
    New Planning Rules For HMO's Proposed

    When we last reported on local planning decisions in June (http://pdpla.com/pdpla-news/news-articles/item/337-portsmouth-planning-policy-encourages-unplanned-behaviours) we highlighted the fact that current planning rules encouraged increased density in existing HMO’s due to the lack of opportunity to provide this much needed accommodation anywhere else. PCC have acted swiftly to change the rules and stop such developments. Unfortunately, if some of the proposed changes were applied to current HMO’s we believe that many HMO’s in the city would no longer be legal.

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  • PDPLA Discusses Student Housing with the University of Portsmouth
    PDPLA Discusses Student Housing with the University of Portsmouth

    This month PDPLA chair, Martin Silman and vice-chair, Alwin Oliver met with Fiona Bell, Head of Estates at the University of Portsmouth to discuss the outlook for the student housing sector, the number and quality of halls being built, the role of private sector landlords and some of the concerns our members have raised.

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  • Portsmouth Local Plan - 17,000 new homes, changes to HMO's & unrestricted student halls?
    Portsmouth Local Plan - 17,000 new homes, changes to HMO's & unrestricted student halls?

    Portsmouth have started a consultation to update the local plan which is the basis upon which all of their detail strategies and plans are formed. So if the local plan states, just for example, that there will be no zoos in the city, then anyone wanting to open a zoo will find it almost impossible to do so. Zoos may be a banal example, but the plan does state how many new houses could be built, where and of what type. It will update current plans and strategies on HMO's and student halls - so if you are a student landlord particularly, you do need to respond or ask us to include your views in our response.  The consultation runs until late September, so do take the time to let us know your view please.

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Monthly Meetings and Other Events

2nd Monday of every month (except August) at The Queens Hotel, Southsea, PO5 3LJ (free parking)
Networking with other Landlords from 7.00pm
Meetings Start at 7.30pm
PLEASE JOIN US AT A MEETING AS OUR GUEST

Each month we will have a number of guest speakers From different fields of the letting industry.
They will give valuable up-to-date information and are available to answer your questions.

  • 09 Oct 2017
    PDPLA Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Legal Update from local solicitor

  • 11 Oct 2017
    PDPLA Landlords Breakfast 09:00am to 10:00am

    Join us at our monthly Landlords Breakfast at Watkins & Faux (Southsea Tennis Club Pavilon, opposite

  • 08 Nov 2017
    PDPLA Landlords Breakfast 09:00am to 10:00am

    Join us at our monthly Landlords Breakfast at Watkins & Faux (Southsea Tennis Club Pavilon, opposite

  • 13 Nov 2017
    PDPLA Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Planning For Landlords How to use the planning system / What you can do and must not do - an entertaining

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