Labour has today launched a Policy Review document entitled "Private Rented Housing".
Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, said:
"We need a professional lettings market in which unscrupulous agents can no longer hit landlords and tenants with rip-off charges. The private rented sector should provide stability both for families who want to plan for their children’s future and for landlords who want to invest for the long term."
Jack Dromey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister, said:
"A million families live in the private rented sector. We want to ensure, particularly in these tough times, that they can be confident their money is safe and that they will get a fair deal. There is no place for unscrupulous agents who rip-off tenants by charging them fees they didn’t know they would face and who exploit landlords and tenants alike by failing to protect the money they hold for them."
Click here to download Labour's Policy Review document, "Private Rented Housing"