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Housing demonstration. Photo: Rowan Quarry

Housing demonstration. Photo: Rowan Quarry

Following a campaign by Acorn, a community union, Bristol City Council voted unanimously to endorse an Ethical Lettings Charter. Around 100 people protested outside City Hall last night as councillors voted on the motion, meanwhile over 1700 people have issued their support for the charter. The Charter challenges landlords to sign up to  better standards for renters, on key issues like secure tenancies, reasonable and protected deposits, good repairs and healthy homes, and an end to rip-off tenancy fees.  Is this a step forward for tenants’ rights? Over the coming months the Bristol Cable will be looking into just how local landlords respond to this charter.


Photos: Rowan Quarry

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