Housing campaigner blasts Lib Dem private let plans
A Scottish housing campaigner told The Red Robin that the Lib Dem’s plans for private lets were “the worst idea imaginable.”
Jo Swinson announced that to tackle the housing crisis a Lib Dem government would launch a so-called “help-to-rent” scheme which would give renters the money for a deposit.
One housing campaigner insisted the plan would only drive the cost of deposits up with landlords looking for more money.
The plan would also do little to drive up standards, a serious problem with tenants often left to live in dangerous conditions with landlords refusing to take action.
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