Tenant bodies join forces in bid to be heard
Three of England's largest national tenants' organisations are uniting in a bid to create a stronger voice for their members.
The National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations, the Tenants' and Residents' Organisations of England and the Confederation of Co-operative Housing have all agreed to the move.
The three organisations are hoping to come up with joint responses on government consultations on how to empower tenants and regulate landlords.
National Federation of TMO's chair Terry Edis said the move aimed to secure a closer working relationship.
'Each of our organisations will remain independent but there are many issues of common concern on which we need to work together,' he said.
Nic Bliss, chair of the CCH, said: 'Our challenge as a national representative body is to give a voice to that diversity. There's a huge diversity of housing circumstances and needs around the country and it's too simplistic to think in terms of a single tenants' view on any issue.'