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New Home Secretary urged to address concerns about Right to Rent

There is growing speculation that the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid is paving the way to become the next Prime Minister. But before he does that, he needs to first address the Right to Rent scheme and the adverse impact it is having on many would-be and vulnerable tenants, according to the National Landlords Association (NLA).

In a letter of congratulations to Javid following his appointment as Home Secretary, the NLA used the opportunity to press the former Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government to take this opportunity to review the controversial Right to Rent scheme.

Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA, commented: “In his time as Housing and Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid worked with the NLA to support the private rented sector (PRS).

“We have reminded Mr Javid of the effects the Right to Rent scheme has had on would-be and vulnerable tenants, its excessive checks and lack of monitoring, and the additional cost it is placing on an already pressurised sector.

“There is now an opportunity for us to work with Mr Javid, and with new Housing Secretary James Brokenshire, to look again and come up with a more practical, workable system than the one we have.”


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