Labour launches review into private rented sector

Labour is launching a policy review into the private rented sector focusing on letting agents and landlords.

It says the aim of the consultation is to stop irresponsible agents operating and end the scandal of rip-off fees and pledges to develop proposals to deal with any problems.

It will focus on regulation for the letting agents, charges to tenants and satisfaction and safeguards.

Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary Hilary Benn says the UK needs a professional lettings market in which unscrupulous agents can no longer hit landlords and tenants with rip-off charges.

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