Barnsley MP wants fairer deal for renters

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Barnsley East Labour MP Michael Dugher is calling for a fairer deal for renters in the borough.

Changes put forward by Mr Dugher include a ban on rip-off letting agents’ fees for tenants, saving renters on average £350 in costs, and for the introduction of legislation to make three-year tenancies the standard in the British private rented sector.

Mr Dugher said: “I want to see families given the security of a longer tenancy and predictable rents to stop excessive rises so that they can manage tight family finances and plan ahead.”