Capital Letters Welcomes Renters reform white paper

Our statement about the Government white paper, A New Deal for Private Renters, published by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 16 June 2022.

Sue Coulson, Chief Executive, said:

“Capital Letters welcomes the publication of the Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper, which will lead to the end of no-fault evictions and finally make “no DSS” discrimination illegal.

“For too long vulnerable tenants at risk of homeless have been unfairly treated by a few bad landlords in the private rented sector. They have been prevented from renting simply because they are on low incomes and claim benefits. Or, when they do find a home, they do not feel secure in their home because of the threat of eviction if they complain about sub-standard accommodation.

“The white paper shows that the government is serious about ending the unfair treatment of tenants, and we look forward to supporting the development and implementation of the proposed new policies.

“We will continue to work with the majority of responsible landlords so more families can move out of temporary accommodation or avoid the stress of insecure or unsuitable accommodation by finding good quality homes in the private rented sector.”

Capital Letters was set up in response to London’s homelessness crisis. We find private rented properties so families can move out of temporary accommodation or avoid being made homeless. Capital Letters is owned by two-thirds of the councils in London and is funded by the government.