Private landlords in Holbeck meet to improve the area

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 later today, Wednesday 4 March 2015 between 6pm and 7:30pm at St Matthew’s Community Centre.

Photo: Mikey via Creative Commons (cropped)
Photo: Mikey via Creative Commons (cropped)

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.