Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Generation Rent

With the demand for social housing far outstripping demand and rocketing house prices, the Private Rented Sector has become  increasingly the only available tenure type for anyone (except the very wealthy) wanting to live in Hackney.

After an intensive review lead by Hoxton Councillors, highlighting poor management and conditions many tenants face, Hackney Council has agreed to explore tighter regulation of the Private Rented Sector.

You can read the report here.

We are please that licensing of the Private Rented Sector or best alternative forms part of Labour manifesto pledges to support hard-pressed private renters.