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Letting Agent Fees

EDM number 326 in 2016-17, proposed by Tom Brake on 13/07/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Consumers, Housing standards and Private rented housing.

That this House notes that the number of private renters in Britain is growing and now sits at 18 per cent of the population; recognises that the rising demand for rented homes and shortage of genuinely affordable housing is pushing up costs and allowing some landlords and letting agents to take advantage of tenants who have relatively little power to object to high prices or poor conditions; acknowledges that the law needs to change to make renting cheaper, safer and more secure for tenants and that the Renters' Rights Bill is one opportunity to do this; and calls on the Government to reduce the upfront costs of moving by banning letting agents from charging fees to tenants, to make renting safer through mandatory electrical checks and to allow tenants to have access to the database of rogue landlords and property agents.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

Jim Dowd05/01/2016Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Tom Brake13/07/2016Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley13/07/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Chris Stephens14/07/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon14/07/2016StrangfordDUPSeconded
David Lammy18/07/2016TottenhamLabourSeconded
Chris Law18/07/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
David Simpson18/07/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas20/07/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mhairi Black21/07/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Ruth Cadbury21/07/2016Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Mark Williams05/09/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Callum McCaig05/09/2016Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
Fabian Hamilton05/09/2016Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham05/09/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
John McNally05/09/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell05/09/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
George Howarth05/09/2016KnowsleyLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard05/09/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff05/09/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Andy Slaughter05/09/2016HammersmithLabourSigned
Gavin Robinson05/09/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
Graham Stringer05/09/2016Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland05/09/2016Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Alison McGovern05/09/2016Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan06/09/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Fiona Mactaggart06/09/2016SloughLabourSigned
Graham Jones06/09/2016HyndburnLabourSigned
Bill Esterson07/09/2016Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael07/09/2016Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Cooper07/09/2016BurnleyLabourSigned
Hilary Benn07/09/2016Leeds CentralLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe08/09/2016Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kevin Brennan08/09/2016Cardiff WestLabourSigned
John Pugh08/09/2016SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma08/09/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards12/09/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Barry Sheerman12/09/2016HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer12/09/2016St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Norman Lamb15/09/2016North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Chapman15/09/2016DarlingtonLabourSigned
Tim Farron10/10/2016Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/10/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
Kate Hollern10/10/2016BlackburnLabourSigned
John Cryer10/10/2016Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Louise Ellman10/10/2016Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Matthew Pennycook10/10/2016Greenwich and WoolwichLabourSigned
Stephen Timms10/10/2016East HamLabourSigned
Helen Goodman10/10/2016Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
Mary Glindon13/10/2016North TynesideLabourSigned
Tristram Hunt24/10/2016Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Kate Hoey04/11/2016VauxhallLabourSigned
Anna Turley15/11/2016RedcarLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Helen Hayes16/11/2016Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Robert Flello16/03/2017Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned

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