Effective regulation needed for private rental sector –Hassan

Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Councillor Tony Hassan has said a review of private rental sector accommodation must result in effective regulation to protect the rights of tenantslg_tony_hassan_copy2
He said;

“The review of private rental sector accommodation which has been announced  is welcome and something that Sinn Féin has been calling for.

“The current regulations are clearly ineffective and need to be reviewed to include effective regulation to protect the rights of tenants and to make landlords responsible for their dwellings.

“The private rented sector receives huge amounts of public funding for rents through housing benefits and must be accountable to ensure the quality of the housing provided.

“At the moment social housing is provided by the Housing Executive and housing associations, as well as the private rental sector.

 

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