ePetition - Support the campaign for a Living Rent

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Support the campaign for a Living Rent

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to 1) Acknowledge that the massive increase in private sector rents is causing unacceptable harm to many residents in the city. Some of whom are faced with not having enough to feed their families once their rent has been paid. 2) Make a public statement deploring the hardship caused to residents of the city by unaffordable private sector rents that rose by up to 27% last year forcing many people to move away from areas where they have lived all their lives or live in unsuitable overcrowded accommodation 3) Develop an ethical landlord scheme, whereby landlords voluntarily commit: to charge living rent, to cap increases by inflation, to provide a good standard of property maintenance 4) Support the development of an ethical lettings agency 5) Call on the government to institute rent controls on private sector rents

Rents are spiraling out of control, especially in Brighton & Hove where an average rent is £959 a month and many of these homes are not up to a decent standard. Faced with paying up to two thirds or more of wages on, unfair letting agency charges, short contracts and increased evictions the future is bleak for private renters. Please sign this petition.

The petition will be presented to the Council meeting on the 23rd October 2014.

Started by: Diane Montgomery (Living Rent campaign)

This ePetition ran from 19/05/2014 to 22/10/2014 and has now finished.

2163 people signed this ePetition.

 


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