Leading housing lawyer and former RLA policy director David Smith has been announced as legal counsel for the National Residential Landlords Association.
David is a partner at JMW Solicitors in London, specialising in landlord and tenant and property litigation in the residential sector. He will use his specialist legal knowledge to help the NRLA scrutinise legislation and the ways in which it will impact the PRS and private landlords and will advise the association when it comes to raising legal challenges, on seeking amendments to legislation and on its approach to the future of the PRS.
Commenting, David Smith said, “It is vital that government legislation affecting the PRS is fit for purpose and does not have unintended consequences due to the way it is drafted.”
NLRA CEO Ben Beadle said, “David’s expert knowledge will be invaluable when it comes to holding lawmakers to account and protecting the rights of landlords.”