Landlord organisation invites MPs to join

The Ethical Landlords Association (ELA) is today inviting all 650 MPs to join the organisation, as a way of expressing support, and encouraging improved conditions for private tenants throughout Britain.

The Ethical Landlords Association was established in 2016 by a group of private landlords, and works under the tag-line Because it’s a home, not just a property.

Founder Sarah Fishpool explains:

“The UK is experiencing a massive housing crisis, and we believe private landlords can be part of the solution. The ELA brings together those landlords who are concerned to support their tenants, not to exploit them. We believe that good relations with our tenants, based on mutual respect, are crucial. Decent quality housing at reasonable rents, with prompt repairs and open lines of communication, all help to create a positive relationship. And we can still make a reasonable return on our investment.”

The recruitment drive aimed at MPs takes place as ELA promotes the website https://ethicallandlords.org.uk/, and invites membership from all like-minded landlords.

Communications volunteer Alastair Cameron says:

“It is reported that 123 MPs – almost one-fifth – are themselves landlords. We hope they will all share our interest in an ethical approach. Many more MPs are tenants. All MPs have a direct opportunity to develop a housing system which works for everyone. We hope MPs will see the sense in our approach and give us their support.”

Established in May 2016, ELA currently has 36 members, and has set up landlords’ charters, setting out a progressive set of standards that take residential management beyond the legal minimum requirements.

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Contact: Alastair Cameron, Communications Manager
publicity@ethicallandlords.org.uk or 07900 044577

Notes to editors
Ethical Landlords Association is a body for residential landlords in England, Scotland and Wales who recognise that they have a responsibility as an owner of someone else’s home as well as a need for a return on their investment. Full information at https://ethicallandlords.org.uk – ‘About Us’.