Issues: Secure Homes
- Controls on private landlords and rent increases
- More genuinely affordable homes - council homes
- Insulation and energy-efficiency to cut utility bills
"We need to regard houses not as primarily financial assets but as stable, secure, affordable places for people to live."
We need to get to a "living rent", generally defined as not more than one-third of a household's income going to keeping a roof over their head.
That requires strong controls on private landlords and supplying genuinely affordable social homes.
We also need to ensure that private renters are guaranteed a decent standard of accommodation.
And we need a massive programme of insulation and energy efficiency for all homes to cut utility bills. That would not only tackle fuel poverty, but also create tens of thousands of jobs and help cut our carbon emissions.
Natalie has worked with the fast-growing Renters Rising group in Sheffield, and backed campaigns to ensure everyone has a warm, affordable-to-heat home by treating homes as part of our national infrastructure.
Insulation and energy-efficiency is essential to cut utility bills and carbon emissions.