Landlords, would you like to have your say?

It has been another year of ups and downs for the property lettings market, but now landlords, tenants, agents and others involved are being invited to have their say.

HM Treasury has opened its representations portal and invited anyone who would like their views to be considered to submit their ideas for the next budget by Wednesday, January 24.

Each representation has to take the form of a written submission with the aim of commenting on government policy and suggesting new ideas to be considered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in the Budget which takes place on March 6. 

Guidance from HM Treasury suggests that any representation should contain policy suggestions and explain the policy rationale, costs, benefits and deliverability of proposals.

“It should also be evidence based, providing clear arguments on how it contributes to the aims of the Budget,” advises the Treasury.

Trade bodies such as the National Residential Landlords Association and Propertymark always make representation.

In recent years the pro-tenant activists, such as Generation Rent and the Renters Reform Alliance have also submitted representations.

Now those most affected by recent changes can also put their views forward.

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Representations must be made by 5pm on Wednesday, January 24.