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Property sector requests a Minister for renting

Industry names in the property sector are calling for the government to appoint a Renting Minister.

Editorial Team | 2nd December, 2020

The Founder and CEO of Love to Rent a newly launched Build to Rent online search platform

has written to the Prime Minister urging him to support the millions of tenants across the UK by appointing a Minister for Renting.

In a letter to Boris Johnson, co-signed by major industry names including Arcadis, Folio and Hera, Anne-Marie Brown has stated that the new Rental Minster must “oversee and raise standards for millions of people currently in rental accommodation, much of which is not fit for purpose and to enforce standards on landlords who do not comply.”

Ms Brown also called on the Minister to ‘encourage and play a part in the growing Build to Rent sector which has the ability to improve the lives of millions in the future’.

“As the number of people renting rises and the profile of renters changes – with more families and older people choosing to rent – we need to refocus the agenda, placing more emphasis on improving conditions for renters, including holding landlords to account for poor performance, and promoting longer more secure tenancies".

Richard Jones, Head of Residential & Regeneration at Arcadis added: ‘The Government should recognise that providing appropriate placed to live should be their focus with the growing rental market being a key element, not just home ownership.’


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