Private Rented Sector

Part of Opposition Day — [2nd Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:07 pm on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice) 1:07 pm, 25th June 2014

Is the Minister’s problem not that he sees this entirely from the landlord’s point of view and does not see the power relationship here? The reality for tenants in my constituency is that they are paying a fortune, often for very substandard properties, and cannot complain because they might be evicted. Is not the game given away by the Minister’s colleague the Housing Minister telling landlords “Well, if somebody’s on benefit, just evict them.”? Does the Minister support that?