Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting Renter’s Rights Awareness Week, and is urging local renters to get involved with the campaign.
Renter’s Rights Awareness Week (taking place 17 October – 23 October) is organised by Generation Rent and aims to equip renters with information about their rights and protections.
Over the course of the week, Generation Rent will host a number of webinars to give renters information on how to deal with rent rises, cope with high energy bills and get repairs done.
The Conservative Government has been criticised for failing to ensure that private tenants are protected and supported. Last year, the Government admitted that the private rental sector provided the “most expensive, least secure and lowest quality housing to 4.4 million people”.
The Labour Party has committed to implementing a Renter’s Charter within its first 100 days of office. This charter would focus on making renting fairer, more secure and more affordable. Key measures would be ending no-fault evictions, introducing a national register of landlords and allowing tenants to keep pets.
Commenting ahead of the week, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m really proud to be supporting Renter’s Rights Awareness Week. All too often I hear from renter’s who feel totally unsupported by the Government, and are at a loss of what rights and protections they have. I’m really proud that the Labour Party have made it clear that we would stand up for tenants, and make housing fairer, more affordable and more secure.
“The work of organisations like Generation Rent is so important. We need to empower private renters to know their rights, and ensure that we support the wellbeing of tenants.
“If you’re a private renter, I’d really encourage you to get involved with Renter’s Rights Awareness Week.”
For more information on Renter’s Rights Awareness Week, and to view the full webinar schedule, click here.