Trafford MP backing plans to provide better deal for residents renting homes from private landlords

Messenger Newspapers: Kate Green with Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hilary Benn and Shadow Housing Minister, Emma Reynolds Kate Green with Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hilary Benn and Shadow Housing Minister, Emma Reynolds

STRETFORD and Urmston MP Kate Green is backing plans that would provide a better deal for residents renting homes from private landlords.

Ms Green is supporting Labour reforms to the private rented sector to give people who rent greater stability and certainty by legislating for three year tenancies with a ceiling on rent increases and making renting more affordable by banning letting agent fees charged to tenants.

If it forms the next government, her party would also act to ban letting agents’ fees for tenants, and legislate to make three year tenancies with predictable rents the standard in the private rented sector to give people who rent the certainty they need.

Kate explained: “Families renting round here are often worried about the prospect that their rent could jump up by a big amount from one year to the next. They want to be able to settle down, put down roots and have peace of mind.

“If you buy your home, most estate agents will not charge you fees, but people in Trafford who rent are given no protection and they get charged £350 on average.

"A Labour government will give families the security of a longer tenancy and predictable rents to stop excessive rises so that they can manage tight family finances and plan ahead."

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