Government places private rented sector at ‘top of agenda’

30 11 2011

The Government has put housing to the top of the agenda – and with it, the private rented sector.

The claim was made by civil servant Terrie Alafat, director of housing growth and affordable housing at Communities and Local Government.

Speaking at the National Landlords Association’s annual national conference, held in Manchester at the weekend, he said the private rented sector will play an increasingly important role in providing housing and is becoming the tenure of choice.
He said: “It is an exciting time for the private rented sector. Housing is definitely at the top of the Government’s agenda and the private rented sector is in the middle of all of that.
“We know that demand is continuing to grow and the sector has responded to that, expanding to house about 3.4 million households in England, which is an increase of one million since 2005.
“There is recognition about the flexibility of the sector. It isn’t a last resort, it is actually a sector which is the choice for people who do want that flexibility, who may want to move to work.
“It provides housing for those who can’t access other forms. We know social housing is hugely under pressure and home ownership is more and more difficult for first-time buyers.”

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