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Healey responds to government’s council funding announcement

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the announcement of funding for councils to tackle rogue landlords, said “This puny commitment is a drop in the ocean compared to the cuts that councils have faced since 2010.

“The truth is that the Conservatives have gifted rogue landlords the freedom to flourish, by cutting council budgets, weakening their powers and refusing to legislate to drive up standards.

“Renters need a new legal charter of rights, with longer tenancies, new minimum standards and rent controls to make renting more affordable.”