Labour Party members from across the city have been demanding that our cities MP’s support a bill to end revenge evictions - the practice where tenants who complain are evicted from their rental property.
Labour Party members worked alongside residents, Movement For Change and other community organisations on this campaign.
On the 28th November politicians will have the chance to vote for the Tenancies (Reform) Bill to protect renters from unfair evictions. It is a simple clarification to the existing legislation which would ensure that:
- Renters who report poor conditions to their landlord and are subsequently served a Section 21 eviction notice should have the right to appeal the eviction notice.
- If a local council tells the landlord that conditions need to be improved the landlord should not be able to serve a Section 21 eviction notice within six months.
Chris Henry, leader of the Home Sweet Home campaign for a fairer rental sector in Brighton & Hove, said:
There’s no reason why anyone should have to choose between living in a home that puts their health and well-being in danger, or risking being evicted for asking their landlord to fix it. We are demanding our city’s MPs vote for this important Bill.
Over 800 residents from across the city signed the campaigners' petition asking for MPs to back the bill.
If elected next year Labour’s three Parliamentary candidates have all pledged to tackle rip-off letting agent fees, stabilising rents and insisting on the option to tenants of longer-term tenancy contracts.