Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Support Reform Renting

Adur & Worthing Liberal Democrats are proud to be the only local party standing up for the growing number of residents who currently rent. We’ve got the facts for you:

  • The average letting fee in Adur & Worthing is £355, many people have to pay over £500!
  • This is on top of high up-front costs like large deposits and advance rent
  • Some landlords across Adur & Worthing even charge hundreds of pounds simply to renew or add a new name to a contract
  • These contracts are often only for six months
  • The costs mean some people can’t afford to rent a home of their own

Lettings fees are already banned in Scotland, where it has been shown to work successfully. 

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Liberal Democrat MP, Tom Brake is leading the charge in Parliament and has put forward a Early Day Motion calling for a change in the law. The EDM calls on landlords to make renting cheaper, safer and more secure for tenants and that the Renters’ Rights Bill is one opportunity to do this; and calls on the Government to reduce the upfront costs of moving by banning letting agents from charging fees to tenants, to make renting safer through mandatory electrical checks and to allow tenants to have access to the database of rogue landlords and property agents.

Follow its progress through Parliament here: https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/326