Call for tax relief for landlords to improve substandard housing

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) says that landlords need incentives to drive improvements in the private rented sector as thousands of tenants were living in homes that are sub-standard and in need of modernisation. ARLA wants the government to introduce incentives such as tax relief, to encourage landlords to improve their properties, arguing that 61 per cent of their members claimed they would upgrade their properties in some way if immediate tax relief was available.