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|Criminalising sub-letting is ridiculous
Many tenants have lodgers or sub-let and are entitled to. There is already a system to deal with abuses.
Criminalising in this way is about stigmatising, not protecting, council housing. Many of the worst rip-off private landlords buy up homes sold under Right to Buy. Yet Government want to put more subsidies into higher discounts for sales, and more debt write-off for privatisation.
This is a distraction from the real issue: no new homes at genuinely-affordable rent being built, with five million on waiting lists and growing homelessness. We need investment to improve and build new council housing,
|11 Jan 2012
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