Citizen Advice calls on government to reform the rental sector

Citizen Advice calls on government to reform the rental sector

Citizens Advice wants the next government to take action and alter the private rental sector in favour of tenants.

As part of its 2019 election manifesto the charity is calling for major reforms across welfare, debt, housing, consumer markets and energy.

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:

"At Citizens Advice, we know the problems that people face every day, because it's us they turn to for advice and support. But many of these problems are preventable. The next government has a major opportunity to make a meaningful difference to people's lives. From fixing the difficulties people face with housing, welfare and debt through to ensuring consumers are protected in the shift to net zero.

"The benefits system needs to provide enough for people to live on. Private renters should have safe and secure tenancies with landlords who are held accountable. And people who fall into debt need advice, support and to be treated fairly.

"Where existing markets are failing - like the £4 billion loyalty penalty people pay for staying with essential service providers - they need to be rebalanced in favour of consumers and prevent those who can least afford it from being ripped off."

For full details on the proposals outlined and the manifesto please see links below:


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