Shadow Housing Minister says tenants are not an agents client
Following a popular post within the LRS Community forum yesterday an LRS member has had a reply from the Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds via Twitter.
The original post was: “Labour Party write open letter to letting agents” – Click to read.
- Landlords, Letting Agents and Tenants, please share your views on this latest comment from the Shadow Housing Minister by CLICKING HERE.
The Labour Party are set to call a vote in the Commons next Tuesday (13th May 2014) in an attempt to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants.
Party leader Ed Miliband said people buying a house do not pay agents, but people who rent do and Labour was standing up for “generation rent”.
Following Tuesday’s vote, the Consumer Rights Bill will still need to go through a third reading in the Commons, after which it will be considered by the House of Lords before being enacted as law.
The Association of Residential Letting Agents have said they are “deeply concerned” by Labour’s proposals and Richard Blanco, an NLA London Representative, has said that Labour’s housing policy is flawed.