Private sector driving rents through the roof

By Michael JConlon | 13/05/2010

Private sector driving rents through the roof

Sir, In response to letter from the concerned resident from Canklow regarding social housing, may I say the need for social housing is paramount to address the private sector's monopoly driving house prices through the roof giving the private landlord the power to charge what they want for ex council houses, then get someone on benefits to live in the property and charge the taxpayer £120 per week to prop up their housing business.

Any private landlord with tenants on benefits should be given social rate of £60 per week for the property and not a penny more. Or we should build 20,000 social houses and force rent down.

Michael James Conlon, School Walk, Maltby