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No private sector rent redress

Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas

MHK asks if gov't has a duty to look into it

There are no plans to address rent levels in the private sector - according to the Policy and Reform Minister.

Addressing the House of Keys this morning (14 Feb), Chris Thomas told members current legislation already allows tenants to appeal the amount of rent they're required to pay.

Member for Ramsey Lawrie Hooper asked the minister whether government has a duty to be more proactive in the area, considering the poor standards and high rents of some properties.

Mr Thomas says the issue isn't straightforward:

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