Fair Rent Homes

By: Kate Webb  Published: October 2017


This report sets out the need to accept current realities and provide a better offer for hard-pressed renters. The market is currently failing drastically to meet their needs and there is a need for a sub-market alternative that responds to affordability pressures and the understandable urge for security. It makes the case for a new generation of homes at Fair Rents, priced at levels that people on lower incomes can actually afford and with rents that are linked to incomes and not a broken housing market. Longer tenancies would recognise people’s need for stability and provide breathing space during which households could save towards a deposit.

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