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 their 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 in 2017 we became affiliated with the RLA, bringing 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

Monthly Meetings and Other Events

2nd Monday of every month (except August) at the Inn Lodge Hotel, Burrfields Road, Portsmouth PO3 5HH (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 Dec 2019
    Christmas Party 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Christmas party/social event for local landlords and friends - our chance to celebrate all that is good in the area whilst raising funds for the homeless. You should have your invitation already, please RSVP to events@pdpla.com  and we hope to see you there.

  • 11 Dec 2019
    Landlords Christmas Brunch 10:00am to 12:00am

    A slightly different format this month - we will be meeting from 10am-noon to allow those members who live further away to join us without having to fight through the rush hour traffic.  Whether you pop in for 10 minutes for a quick coffee or stay for the whole 2 hours, you will be most welcome. The Landlords Brunch is at Watkins & Faux (Southsea

  • 13 Jan 2020
    Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Join us at our monthly meeting - each month we cover a different topic of interest to local landlords in the area, whatever type of tenant you cater for and however many (or few) properties you have, you are sure to learn something useful.  Attendance is free and open to all landlords though we do encourage regular attendees to join the PDPLA and help

  • 10 Feb 2020
    Monthly Meeting 07:30pm to 09:00pm

    Join us at our monthly meeting - each month we cover a different topic of interest to local landlords in the area, whatever type of tenant you cater for and however many (or few) properties you have, you are sure to learn something useful.  Attendance is free and open to all landlords though we do encourage regular attendees to join the PDPLA and help

PDPLA Latest News...

  • Is it time for Property MoT's?
    Is it time for Property MoT's?

    At our November member meeting we had a short discussion on the use of Property MoT’s. Is it yet more bureaucracy or might they be useful? It is interesting that the Labour manifesto proposes to mandate Property MoT’s – could this be one area where local landlords agree with an aspect of the Labour Party housing policy?

    We actually suggest that we may need to go further and should be thinking about offering Tenancy MoT’s….

    Read more...
  • RLA Summarises Landlord Manifesto
    RLA Summarises Landlord Manifesto

    As we head toward the final days of the election, the RLA have perfectly summarised the 6 things that every landlord wants from the new government:

    1. Boost supply to meet demand
    2. Support vulnerable tenants
    3. End the Right to Rent
    4. Improve Justice for Tenants and Landlords
    5. Root out Criminal Landlords
    6. Reject All Forms of Rent Controls

    In a well articulated statement they demand a more positive approach to the Private Rented Sector, read more here....

    Read more...
  • Landlord Licensing - Alwin Visits The Dark Side
    Landlord Licensing - Alwin Visits The Dark Side

    After the October PDPLA meeting, I attended the Full Council meeting of Portsmouth City Council and subsequently the Housing Cabinet meeting on 21 October to oppose proposals put forward by Cllr Cal Corkery to introduce selective licensing for all rented properties in the city.

    Read more...
  • King Canute Wins! - Three more licensing schemes fail
    King Canute Wins! - Three more licensing schemes fail

    There was a time when every major town introduced licensing schemes to control some perceived problem in the private rented sector, Portsmouth introduced Additional Licensing in 2013 to solve ‘problems’ with HMO’s in the south of the city for example.  Now those schemes have come to an end, various councils have tried and failed to introduce follow on or different schemes and many are failing to get the necessary approvals – Brighton, Stoke and Hounslow are the 3 examples we look at here…

    Read more...
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