Shadow housing minister Teresa Pearce has said that if Labour gets in power it will set up not-for-profit lettings agencies and introduce three-year tenancies as the norm.
Pearce also said Labour would “suspend” Right to Buy.
Speaking at the Labour Party Conference, she said: “In the private rented sector, end of tenancy is a rising cause of homelessness, so we would change the rules on tenancies where a three-year lease becomes the norm.
“Setting up not-for-profit lettings agencies to promote longer-term stable tenancies for responsible tenants and good landlords.
“Introduce a national standard to ensure private rented properties are fit to live in.”
Claiming that Britain is facing the biggest housing crisis in a generation, she said the Tories have no answers.
Pearce serves on Jeremy Corbyn’s current shadow cabinet, where her temporary wider brief includes Communities and Local Government.