As a private landlord, you may not have spent much time thinking about equality and diversity, or how this subject might affect you and your tenants. After all, you have enough to think about – between the recent GDPR legislation, the introduction of Universal Credit, registering with Rent Smart Wales and the changes to mortgage interest relief, the sector is changing rapidly, and there are a lot of strains and stresses facing landlords in the PRS.
But have you ever wondered about what you can and can’t say when advertising for new tenants? Or how about what your responsibilities are if one of your tenants requests an adaptation to their property? Perhaps you have tenants who have a mental health condition, and you would like to find out about what support is available in your area to best support them, and hopefully help them to maintain their tenancy?
At Open Doors, we can provide the answers to all of these questions (and many more!)
Our free service offers advice, training, support and guidance to private landlords in Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Merthyr Tydfil around issues of equality and diversity. We’re trying to make the private rented sector a fairer place for both landlords and tenants, in an aim to reduce discrimination and mistreatment in the sector, by ensuring that everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
You can get in touch with us in the following ways:
- Using the live chat service (or leaving a message if we’re not online!) on our website: opendoors.wales
- Emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Calling us on 07585 405555
- Messaging our social media accounts: we’re @OpenDoorsTP on Twitter, or facebook.com/OpenDoorsTP
We’re also hosting an event in Merthyr Tydfil next week, in partnership with IKEA, where we’re inviting landlords to join us for a complimentary drink and buffet, whilst enjoying a couple of presentations and the opportunity to network with your fellow landlords. To book your free place, please visit: EventBrite
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