Baroness Grender’s Renters’ Rights Bill has now passed the Committee Stage in the House of Lords. Can you ask your council to support it ahead of it going to the Commons? A draft motion is below.
Motion to be moved
Council recognises that the number of private renters in Britain is growing and now sits at 20% of the population.
Council notes that in [OUR COUNCIL] private rented homes make up a significant proportion of the housing stock.
Council also notes that the demand for rented homes is pushing up costs and has allowed some landlords to demand high prices or provide poor living conditions.
Council further notes that the Renters’ Rights Bill was proposed earlier this year by Baroness Grender which seeks to:
- Ban letting fees for renters;
- Give renters access to an open register of rogue landlords;
- Enforce compulsory electrical safety checks in rented homes, and;
- Prevent rogue landlords from obtaining an House of Multiple Occupation licence.
Council expresses support for the proposals within the Renters’ Rights Bill and asks that the Chief Executive write to the Secretary of State for communities and Local Government outlining the Council’s support.