Labour vows to hand power back to tenants with charter of renters' rights

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Labour vows to hand power back to tenants with charter of renters' rights

Labour has pledged to take on "dodgy" landlords and introduce a charter of renters' rights.

The party will announce a new national "property MOT" to deal with what they say is the problem of squalid private rental housing.

Under the plans, there would be a legal requirement for landlords to complete an independent annual inspection to ensure homes are up to scratch, and if landlords let out sub-standard properties or flout the rules they will face fines of up to £100,000 and forced repayment of rent to tenants.

Labour said its research has found that tenants collectively pay more than £10 billion a year in rent to landlords letting out sub-standard homes.


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