Renters close down Savills in protest at ‘daylight robbery’ fees
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Renters close down Savills in protest at ‘daylight robbery’ fees

Ever since the Tories proposed banning letting agent fees, agents like Savills and the Association of Registered Letting Agents have been pouring time and money into making sure the ban never sees the light of day. Along with other companies, high-end letting Savills co-signed an open letter to government worrying that the consultation was becoming a ‘political … Continue reading

Landlord MP says law requiring homes be fit for human habitation is “unnecessary burden”
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Landlord MP says law requiring homes be fit for human habitation is “unnecessary burden”

Heather Kennedy Why are private renters treated so atrociously in the UK? Look at other European countries like Germany and France and we see it’s actually not impossible to get a private rented sector that provides people decent, secure homes they can afford. But in the UK, and particularly London and the South East we’re … Continue reading

Why housing charities should demand more from the Government
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Why housing charities should demand more from the Government

By Let Down (a campaign led by London Renters) Today Shelter is hosting an event called “Ways to improve the experiences of homeless families and individuals placed in the private rented sector”. Yet Shelter’s own research tells us about how the private rented sector (PRS) is systematically failing families. We applaud the work charities like Shelter … Continue reading

Should Hackney Council regulate landlords?
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Should Hackney Council regulate landlords?

Should Hackney Council regulate landlords like in Newham? This is the question being put to you, residents of Hackney, by the Hackney Council Scrutiny Commission. Click here to respond to the public consultation on landlord licensing. Digs submitted evidence and views to the consultation, based on our experiences as a group of private renters supporting … Continue reading