Private Rented Housing: Students

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th March 2018.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help students afford the cost of renting properties.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to rebalancing the relationship between landlords and tenants to deliver a fairer, higher quality and more affordable private rented sector for all tenants. We will ban unfair letting fees and cap tenancy deposits to ensure that renters have more money in their pockets.

The single most important thing we can do to tackle affordability is to increase supply. That is why we have delivered over 346,000 new affordable homes since 2010, including 248,000 affordable homes for rent. This will help all tenants, including students, to afford the cost of renting properties.

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