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Generation Rent series: What the politicians are promising

I recently wrote to the representatives of the main political parties in Brighton and Hove regarding Generation Rent, asking what they and their political parties would be offering renters after 2015 on issues including high rents, insecure tenancies, and poor practice by some landlords and, in particular, letting agencies.

I am extremely impressed by the time and thought given by those who have responded. I have started posting the responses I have received. You can find links to the responses here:

Clarence Mitchell, Conservative candidate, Brighton Pavilion
Christopher Hawtree, Green Party candidate, Hove
Caroline Lucas MP, Green, Brighton Pavilion
Simon Kirby MP, Conservative, Brighton Kemptown

There will be more next week.

Meanwhile, there is a petition by The Fair Rent Campaign on the Brighton and Hove City Council website on these issues.

ABOUT ANDY WINTER: I have worked for Brighton Housing Trust since 1985. Since 2003 I have been the chief executive of BHT. I tweet at @AndyWinterBHT and rather surprisingly, I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are my own and should not be assumed to be the formal policy of BHT. andywinterbht.wordpress.com