New Restorative Scheme is Plain Sailing for Portsmouth Property Landlords
A group of forward-thinking Landlords from The Portsmouth & District Property Landlords Association (PDPLA) is collaborating with Portsmouth Mediation and the City Council to pioneer a new restorative service for landlords and tenants who get caught up in disputes and disagreements. Although it’s early days, it is envisaged that as the scheme develops it will reduce the need for costly and stressful legal action and help to reduce the number of people who end up becoming homeless. Locks Sailing Club hosted two sessions of restorative training for the team pictured here outside. It’s all part of a big vision to equip landlords with a personal restorative tool kit that can help conversations to continue when problems arise. This training will in the future be also rolled out to tenant and resident groups and other landlords from the PDPLA. Pictured either end of the landlords are our own Sue and Ann (left) who will initially be taking referrals from Portsmouth City Council Private Housing and from the landlords who have undergone the restorative training. This independent and impartial service will help facilitate communication and defuse escalating problems, enabling compromise and agreement instead of entrenchment and anxiety.