Exploitative viewing fees for renters must be clearly banned

Exploitative viewing fees for renters must be clearly banned

00 “Charging viewing fees for rental properties is outrageous and exploitative. It piles more pressure on struggling renters who are increasingly desperate to secure housing in the midst of a crisis of supply that has reached epidemic proportions.” The Social...
Long-term renters require different mortgage rules

Long-term renters require different mortgage rules

00 “The effect of trapping long-term renters in high rents is that the mortgage rules are actually inflating the rental market and driving up housing costs for a huge cohort of the population.” The Social Democrats spokesperson on Consumer Affairs and Political...
New Land Development Agency inadequate and unambitious

New Land Development Agency inadequate and unambitious

10 “There has been an urgent and obvious need for a development agency to coordinate the acquisition of land and the building of houses that are affordable to buy or rent. However, what’s being proposed today will not deliver the radical reforms needed to properly...
Safe access zones needed for women accessing abortion services

Safe access zones needed for women accessing abortion services

00The Social Democrats have called for safe access zones to be considered to protect women accessing abortion services in GP clinics and hospitals from intimidation by anti-abortion protestors. The party’s political director, Anne Marie McNally, said: “We need to...