Regulate private landlords and retrofit homes
I’m negotiating with government right now to get powers to regulate private landlords. Some are good – many aren’t. With these powers I will be able to improve tenants’ rights and accommodation. Including requiring landlords to have high Energy Performance Certificates – making homes warmer, bills lower, and kick-starting our retrofit industry. If landlords need funding, I’ll lend them it – like a mortgage.
I’ll establish a publicly owned company to buy up empty properties and rent them out to social housing standards. I’ll continue to support community land trusts to develop community and cooperative housing.