If you’re signing all that paperwork, we’ve got some good news for you – because the fees letting agents charge tenants are being banned. The government’s tenant fee ban means agents can no longer charge unfair fees to renters.
Poorer communities get "locked into" poverty and ill health cycle.
When faced with the housing crisis we have, it is always tempting to start banning stuff. The list of targets is long: off-plan property sales, foreign ownership, empty homes, buy to let. But banning stuff outright is rarely straightforward and can have unintended consequences. Letting fees are one of the exceptions.
The time people spend while at work sourcing and organising property viewings along with the potential days off, can have a huge negative impact on the economy. Renters help make London tick and position it as one of the best cities the world to live in- it's time they stopped being ignored, their importance started being appreciated and their needs being put first.
One in four people in the London Borough of Hackney could lose their right to vote by Christmas. Some 23% of the area's registered
Aspiring to own is as much a part of our national DNA as tea, obsessing about the weather or losing on penalties. It's ingrained in our cultural psyche as a right rather than a hope but, with such a massive portion of the population renting and ownership in decline, isn't it time we learned to think differently?