Aims & Objectives



To promote a viable private rented sector as an important source of accessible, high quality rented housing within the Barnsley area.

BRLA and its members will conduct their activities employing fair and non-discriminatory practices, accepting independent mediation and arbitration and abiding by reasonable regulation.

To be the reasoned voice of the private landlord; to speak out with authority on behalf of members; to communicate their views to all external bodies within the sector including government, local authorities, voluntary groups and tenants, and in so doing, assist private landlords by achieving:

Fairness  There should be an equitable legislative balance between the private residential landlord and the private tenant and between landlord and enforcement agencies.

Mediation  Differences and disputes between landlord and occupier should be settled amicably wherever possible and litigation should be considered only as a last resort.

Honesty  Landlords, tenants, local authorities and housing agencies should not exploit or take advantage of innocent mistakes made by the other party.

Truth  The image and integrity of the private rented sector should be based on facts, not anecdotes.

Quality  Standards that are maintained by good practice

(Note: More detailed and comprehensive information is covered in the BRLA Code of Practice)


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