Facing mounting pressure from campaign groups like Shelter, the Government have been exploring a number of new measures to improve the renting experience for tenants, both in the capital and on a national level. From rent controls to landlord licensing, and longer tenancies to the fees ban, a range of ideas have been put forward.
A new YouGov survey conducted by rental marketplace TheHouseShop has revealed what Londoners really think about the Government’s new ideas, and what measures they believe would make life better for tenants in the UK.
Nick Marr, co-founder of rental marketplace TheHouseShop, comments on the results: “Especially in London where the rental market is so competitive, most people will have a friend or family member who can tell them a horror story about a nightmare landlord or a terrible rental property. And the fact that, in many cases, these landlords can continue letting out sub-standard rental properties with no way for future tenants to know about their chequered past seems like an oversight from a regulatory point of view.”