02
March
2015
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00:00
Europe/London

Private landlords invited to have their say on housing in Holbeck





Private
landlords who manage houses in the Holbeck area are being invited to the area’s
first landlords forum to find out how they can work together to improve their
community.





The first
forum will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 4
March between 6pm and 7:30pm at St Matthew’s Community
Centre.






Councillor Peter Gruen, executive member
for neighbourhoods planning and personnel, who will be attending the forum
said:



“We know the vital contribution that private sector
landlords make to housing provision in Leeds and help with our ambition to make
Leeds the best city in the country.
This
forum will give a voice to landlords in Holbeck.






“By attending the forum landlords can have their say
in how we can work together to; improve the area; protect and add value to their
investments and make Holbeck an even better place to live in.”






The forum has been organised by Leeds
City Council and partner agencies will also be attending, including housing
associations, West Yorkshire Police, WY Fire and Rescue Service and landlord
associations, as well as representatives from resident associations and the
local ward councillors.






At the forum the council will share
plans for the introduction of the ‘Leeds Neighbourhood Approach’ in Holbeck, to
give landlords the chance to ask questions and give their feedback.






In addition landlords will be able to:
 



• Share their ideas about how all
agencies responsible for housing provision can work together in the area;



• Hear about the investment taking
place to improve housing standards in Holbeck;



• See how the council is working with
other organisations to make homes across all tenures safe, secure and warm;



• Raise local issues with officers
from the council and other housing providers in the area, and;



• Share their views on housing
provision in Holbeck.






ENDS



For
media enquiries, please contact:



Emma
Whittell, Leeds City Council press office, on (0113) 2474713