At long last I have got around to creating a petition on the UK.GOV website to reform the outdated 1988 housing act. When you read this act through you realize why private renting has become what it is today. Take a look anyway…
Click this link to sign the petition:
The 1988 Housing Act is outdated to meet 21st century housing needs
The housing act of 1988 is completely outdated and does not reflect the needs of private renters in 2017. Renters are subject to AST no security, high rents and frequent rent increases.The1988 housing act was created to attract private landlords by changing tenants rights. It now needs reforming.
Number of UK landlords rise to 1.75 million in 2016 and set to rise further. Private landlords target smaller properties and then rent them out at the highest possible rent, trapping people. This act created to benefit private landlords by allowing them to provide AST instead of a secure AT. With upto 70% of salary’s going on rent that provide NO security, where people have to change homes frequently should be urgently looked into to ensure tenants have longer term security and stability.