Friday, 12 August 2016

Housing Minister Backs Longer Private Rental Tenancies

The new housing minister, Gavin Barwell, says he is behind the concept of longer tenancies for renters in the private sector. In response to a House of Commons question, Barwell said he was investigating how to make longer tenancies easier to obtain for renters.  “My department has developed a model tenancy agreement for use by landlords and tenants in the private rented sector, which encourages longer-term tenancies for those who want them. We are working with the sector to actively promote the use of this and to identify any barriers. We have also established a working group, focussed on affordability and security in the private rented sector, which will look at what more we can do to help people who require longer tenancies to get them” he said. Read more on the Letting Agent Today website.

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