Tell me your views on housing

As a local MP, housing is one of the issues I deal with most frequently. People come to me for all kinds of reasons; they are having trouble finding a house, difficulties with unscrupulous landlords, repairs are needed to their council house, a sick child or relative means they need to make changes to their house or they want to raise planning queries and objections.

When I’m out and about people raise concerns that their grown up children can’t get on the housing ladder, or they’re worried about interest rates going up and the impact it will have on their mortgage payments.

I take issues around housing extremely seriously. Everyone needs somewhere safe to live. And with the increase in the number of private landlords in recent years, the rights of landlords and tenants need to be balanced to make sure people are not taken advantage of.

The nature of my work means that I often only hear from people when things go wrong, so I want to check what your experience is. I’m gathering thoughts and concerns around housing in our area so I can make sure people living in Morley and Outwood get the best deal from policies being developed nationally.

You can take part in my online consultation: just click here.

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Posted July 9th, 2014 by Ed