Manchester City Council has today (Monday 28 October) begun a four-week public consultation to review the city’s strategy around Private Rented Sector Housing.
Privately rented homes have become one of the most popular types of housing in the city so it is important that as it grows standards are maintained and the sector retains the trust of Manchester people.
To make sure this happens, the city council regularly reviews its approach to housing to ensure the strategy responds to resident and landlords’ experience of private housing and ensures the Council can react to emerging issues in the market.
Central to this is the input from renters, landlords, lettings agents - amongst others - so the review can reflect what is working well, what isn’t working and what should be improved.
The online consultation will remain open from 28 October until 22 Nov and should take around 5 to 10 mins - www.manchester.gov.uk/consultations
Public engagement events will also be available to attend if local people would prefer to give their views that way:
- Wednesday 6 November, 2 - 7pm
Crumpsall Library, Abraham Moss Centre, Crescent Road, Manchester M8 5UF
- Monday 11 November, 2 - 7pm
Withington Library, 410 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3BN
- Tuesday 12 November, 2 - 7pm
Trinity House, Grove Close (off Platt Lane), Rusholme, Manchester M14 5AA
Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “As the private rental sector continues to grow it’s vital that we understand the issues that are affecting both tenants and landlords. We can then build a strategy that is able to react to emerging issues and make sure private housing is as good as possible for our residents.
“We want all of Manchester's private rented sector to be of a high standard and we want residents to be able to have access to an affordable and sustainable housing choice. We are therefore seeking the views of as many people as possible who have experience of renting in Manchester and also from landlords and others operating in the sector."