A fairer deal for renters

Councillor Scott Dickinson
Councillor Scott Dickinson

Labour’s candidate in north Northumberland has backed the party’s plans for a better deal for those renting their homes privately.

In the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency, there are currently 5,531 residents living in the private rented sector – and according to Labour candidate Scott Dickinson, they all deserve a fairer deal.

“People who are renting from a landlord in north Northumberland often have to put up with insecure tenancies, poor standards and rising costs,” he said. “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 three-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’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 toreforming private renting to get a fairer deal for private renters.”