Liberal Democrats have passed the motion Decent Homes for All at the party’s Autumn Conference in Brighton. The motion calls for a major house building programme of at least 300,000 homes a year, radical steps to free up public land and measures to improve energy efficiency. It also cracks down on rogue landlords by calling for all private landlords to be licensed.
Commenting, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Communities and Local Government, Annette Brooke said:
“Decades of failure by Labour and Conservative governments have left us with a housing crisis that forced rents higher and higher and left thousands of people with no hope of getting a foot on the property ladder.
“The Liberal Democrats want to see a massive house building programme which will help kick-start the economy, create jobs and give thousands of people a decent place to live.
“We also want to crack down on rogue landlords by forcing all landlords to be licensed. We want a fairer deal for tenants, giving them more power and security.”