Labour parliamentary candidate supports plans for a fairer deal for renters

Besi Besemar February 4, 2015

Nancy Platts, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, is backing Labour plans for a better deal for those renting their homes privately.

Nany Platts
Nany Platts

IN Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven there are currently more than 8,500 households (one fifth of all households) living in the private rented sector.

Nancy said: “People who are renting from a landlord in Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven often have to put up with insecure tenancies, poor standards and rising costs. They want a decent home to be able to settle down, put down roots and have peace of mind.

“A Labour Government will give private renters a fairer deal by bringing in 3-year stable tenancies, predictable rents to stop excessive rises and banning unfair letting agent fees on tenants. We’ll also drive up standards and bring an end to cold homes.”

Labour say they will legislate to introduce 3-year stable tenancies with predictable rent rises to prevent excessive rent increases, ban letting agent fees charged to tenants and introduce a national register to drive up standards in the private rented sector. Labour will also set a new target to upgrade properties’ energy efficiency.

Labour’s shadow Housing Minister, Emma Reynolds, said: “Millions of people now rent privately but are faced with rising costs, poor standards and little security.”

“That’s why Labour has committed to reforming private renting to get a fairer deal for private renters.”