It's time to #ReformRenting
Britain's rental system is broken and renters can't get ahead. Tom Brake MP and the Lib Dems are trying to fix that. With our Renters’ Rights Bill we want to shift the power to people who rent and end unfair rip-off letting fees.
The average letting fee is £355, many people have to pay over £500!
- This is on top of high up-front costs like large deposits and advance rent
- Some landlords even charge hundreds of pounds simply to renew or add a new name to a contract
- These contracts are often only for six months
- The costs mean some people can’t afford to rent a home of their own
Lettings fees are already banned in Scotland, where it has been shown to work successfully.
Southern Rail in Chaos
Southern Rail services across the south east have been thrown into chaos effecting millions of commuters. Caterham has not been as badly hit as other areas, but many trains have been cancelled from Upper Warlingham. A lot of commuters from Caterham use that line for fast trains.
Cllr David Lee who commutes regularly says, “I’m now catching the train half an hour or an hour earlier just in case a train is cancelled. I avoid trying to change trains a East Croydon as trains are so packed (or get cancelled)”
David continued, “Also I’ve experienced getting on a train on Victoria and the train gets delayed then cancelled and no information is given.”
Local commuters have put up with Southern Rail's incompetence and thoroughly dreadful service for far too long. The chaos needs to end NOW! Please sign Lib Dem MP Tom Brakes petition below calling for the abysmal Southern Rail to be sacked:
Surrey Lib Dems slam Tory Council's £1m raid on sick and disabled
Liberal Democrat Councillors have strongly criticised Conservative-run Surrey County Council for agreeing to hike adult social care charges by over £1m for disabled and vulnerable residents. The new charges, due to take effect from 3rd October 2016, have been pushed through by the Conservative-run Council, despite a consultation which showed strong opposition to the plans by residents and disability groups.