John Spellar MP has backed Labour plans for a better deal for those renting their homes privately. In Warley there are currently one in six households in the private rented sector – they all deserve a fairer deal.
John Spellar MP said:-
“People who are renting from a landlord in Warley 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.”
The next Labour Government 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 energy efficiency of properties.
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 the next Labour Government has committed to reforming private renting to get a fairer deal for private renters.”