Monday 15 April 2019 / 6:45 AM Housing / John Healey

John Healey responds to the government’s pledge to protect tenants against unfair eviction

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the government’s pledge to protect tenants against unfair eviction, said:

“Any promise of new help for renters is good news but this latest pledge won’t work if landlords can still force tenants out by hiking the rent.

“For nine years, the Tories have failed to tackle problems facing private renters. Tenants need new rights and protections across the board to end costly rent increases and sub-standard homes as well as to stop unfair evictions.

“Labour is committed to giving renters the rights they deserve, including control on rents, indefinite tenancies and new legal minimum standards.”