This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition REVIEW AND UPDATE UK HOUSING LEGISLATION TO PROTECT TENANTS IN THE PRIVATE RENTAL SECTOR

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We request the Housing Minister, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, to undertake an urgent review and update of UK Housing legislation to provide protection, worthy of a 21st century developed nation, to tenants. In particular, the following issues must be urgently addressed and loopholes in current legislation removed:

• endemic lack of security for tenants;
• endemic lack of rent controls;
• inadequate legal and local authority powers against landlords who neglect their properties
• preventing rogue landlords from using complex ownership and changes of ownership to avoid compliance with Improvement Notices
• failure of local authorities to fully take up their enforcement powers
• ensuring where local authorities use such powers that there is statutory duty of care to re-house tenants whilst work is carried out with the cost recouped from the landlord.
• ensuring where enforcement action is taken and the property upgraded, the landlord cannot make unreasonable rent hikes.

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