Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Success for party campaign to help renters

Following Lib Dem pressure to help renters afford a home and reduce upfront costs, the Government has announced a ban on letting fees for tenants in the Autumn Statement.

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Liberal Democrat Peer Olly Grender has been promoting the campaign and is the author of the Renters’ Rights Bill, which was debated just five days ago in Parliament.

The Bill calls for:

  • A ban on letting fees for tenants
  • Public access to a database of rogue landlords
  • Compulsory electrical safety checks for renters
  • A ban on rogue landlords obtaining an HMO licence

 

Tom Brake MP has been supporting the Bill and has himself sponsored an Early Day Motion calling for fees to be banned.

Liberal Democrat Councillors across the country have been pushing for renting reform, with successful council motions passed in support of the Renters’ Rights Bill in Hull and Haringey.

Commenting on news of the ban, Baroness Olly Grender said:

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