Lords discuss private rented sector

7th Dec 2011

Members of the House of Lords have debated issues concerning the
private rented sector, such as the regulation of letting
agents.

Peers have expressed their concerns over current high rent
levels, and it was revealed that the majority of new affordable
homes which will be built by 2015 are to be for rent.

Labour peer Lord Kennedy of Southwark started the exchange by
raising the question of what the Government plans to do to provide
more professional accommodation for rent, adding that there is a
“lamentable failure of the Government on new homes for rent”.

Baroness Hanham, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at
Communities and Local Government, responded to Lord Kennedy’s
question by saying: “The Government are committed to the provision
of affordable housing and are investing nearly £4.5bn to help
deliver up to 170,000 new affordable homes, mainly for rent, by
April 2015 in England.”

 Copyright Press Association 2011

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