Fairer Deal For Private Renters
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12 Feb 2015
Britain faces the biggest housing crisis in a generation with less than half the number of new homes we need being built.
The Government refuses to do anything about it. Their record is shocking with house building now at its lowest level since the 1920s. Renters are on average paying more, facing rip-off charges by letting agents, unpredictable jumps in their rent and insecure short-term tenancies.
I would like to see the law changed to make three-year tenancies the norm and protect against excessive rent increases to give working families the stability they deserve. Taking action to ban rip-off letting agents’ fees for tenants would also save renters an average of £350 in costs each time they move. The private rental market has changed and now the law has to as well.