Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead launched the Southampton Rental Charter in response to feedback from constituents and letting agents.
The charter is supported by Citizen’s Advice Southampton, Southampton City Council, ARLA and the Conservative MP for Southampton Itchen, Royston Smith MP is an initiative to raise housing standards for private renters in Southampton.
Mr Whitehead said: “I held a number of public meetings on housing where many of my constituents complained to me about standards in the private rental sector. Issues ranged from unprotected deposits to having requests for essential repairs go unanswered.
“Representatives from local letting agents were also worried about their reputation being marred by a minority of disreputable agencies. I came up with the idea for this charter in response to both concerns.”
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