The Liberal Democrat group on Hull City Council won the unanimous backing of all of councillors for a package of measures aimed at securing more rights for private renters.
Liberal Democrat councillor Charles Quinn proposed that the Council supports Lib Dem peer Olly Grender’s efforts to get the ‘Renter’s Rights’ Bill through Parliament. All political groups on the Council supported the measures in the Bill which is being debated today (Friday 18th November 2016) in Parliament.
The measures in the Bill include:
- A ban on letting fees;
- a rogue landlords register to be set up;
- compulsory electrical safety checks, and;
- and a ban on rogue landlords obtaining Homes of Multiple Occupancy licences.
Councillor Charles Quinn said: “It was great that every member of the Council could support Baroness Grender’s Renters’ Rights Bill, especially as it is being debated today in Parliament.
“About one in five people are living in the private rented sector in Hull, a figure which looks set to increase. It is important that those people aren’t getting ripped off and feel safe in their own homes.
“The measures in the Renters’ Rights Bill are a sensible first step to ensure that the thousands of people who rent in Hull feel more safe and secure.”