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Private Rented Sector working group

The private rented sector working group was set up in 2012 and its members are organisations or individuals in Norwich that have an interest in the private rented sector and its role within the local housing market. The group has been set up based on the following role:

  • To review new government policies, strategies and legislation with a link to the private rented sector and identify the impacts and possible solutions.
  • To have input into new or revised council policies and strategies which affect the private rented sector, for example, HMO licensing.
  • To have input into any new or revised private rented sector initiatives, for example, landlord accreditation.
  • To facilitate the sharing of expertise, experience and other trends in relation to the private rented sector and the local housing market.
The private rented sector working group has been set up to primarily focus on the following:
  • Look at what is happening in the private rented sector at a local level
  • Look at recent changes that will affect the sector and associated impacts
  • Look at ways to address private sector housing demand
  • Identify ways that organisations can support the sector
  • Identify ways to improve housing conditions within the sector and particularly to reduce hazards
  • Identify areas of common interest across the sector and take a collaborative approach in  addressing them
  • Encourage improvements in energy efficiency
The group consists of members invited by the council. Current membership comprises of:
  • ARLA – Association of Residential Letting Agents
  • Arnolds Keys
  • ELA – Eastern Landlords Association
  • Landlords
  • Landlord Law
  • NLA -  National Landlords Association
  • Norwich City Council officers
  • Shelter
  • UEA Student Union Home Let
The main focus of the group is currently the development of the council’s property registration scheme.

If you are interested in the work of the group or would like to express an interest in joining then please email strategichousing@norwich.gov.uk