We do sometimes get asked to participate in feedback to various public consultations and topical issues by both States bodies and the media. Obviously the more landlords are members the greater influence we can have.
Many of our members just rent out 1 or 2 properties and often this is to supplement pensions. There are also members who own a portfolio of rentals as a business, and we have 11 estate agents who are associate members along with States Housing, Citizens Advice and other interested bodies like Guernsey Electricity and Guernsey Gas.
We also provide a free, confidential mediation service in the case of landlord/tenant disputes. This is offered by a couple of members of council as individuals who are experienced landlords.
We sometimes issue newsletters to our members including notes on any talks from the open meetings. Communication with our members is usually via email.
We have open meetings 2 or 3 times a year with guest speakers on topics of interest to our members and this also gives us a chance to get together with other landlords to compare notes on the housing situation and any problems we might be facing. Open meetings are open to all Guernsey landlords, not just our members. Most of GPRLA Council will be there if anyone wishes to have a chat.
Membership runs for 12 months from the date you join and costs £35 p.a.
Members are expected to follow our aim of good standards of letting practice. These are set out in our Guide to Letting.