On the Sunday Politics show yesterday Labour’s Tessa Jowell admitted that her party’s proposed three year tenancies are voluntary. Tenants will be able to ‘negotiate’ a three year contract but landlords will be under no obligation to provide one.
What a fucking joke, and one that shows the Labour Party are every bit as out of touch as the chinless toffs they pretend to oppose. According to one property firm there are currently 5 tenants chasing each private rental property on the market across the UK and in London that jumps to 8 people desperately competing for every home. If Jowell thinks that tenants have any bargaining power at all when the odds are so heavily stacked against them then she is living in a dream world – or at least a world where she doesn’t ever have to worry about having no home.
When one of our most basic…
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