Supporting... property renters in Brentwood and Ongar

November 16, 2019 1:00 PM

Renter ManifestoParliamentary Candidate David Kendall said: "I am pleased to support the Renter Manifesto as the private rented sector is in urgent need of reform, both in Brentwood and Ongar and nationally. If elected, I will take steps to ensure that private renters have access to safe, secure and affordable homes".

Information from the Renter Manifesto shows:

  • One in five people in the UK rent privately, yet renters are often overlooked by policymakers in favour of homeowners or first-time buyers.
  • Renting is unaffordable, with renters paying around 40% of their income on rents.
  • In return for high rents, private renters suffer poor conditions and have very little security.
  • One in seven privately rented homes are unsafe, and tenants can be evicted by their landlords with just two months notice, even if they have done nothing wrong.
The manifesto sets out policies that the next Government must implement to improve the lives of renters. The reforms are categorised in six key themes - Security, Affordability, Justice, Conditions, Discrimination, and Housing for People Not Profit. We want the next Government to commit to ending unfair Section 21 Evictions, invest in a massive housebuilding programme, and outlaw discrimination against tenants on housing benefit.