Cap rental prices in Thanet so people can afford to live or increase council contribution

Cap rental prices in Thanet so people can afford to live or increase council contribution

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Lucy Bryant started this petition to Thanet district council

There is a currently a housing crisis in Thanet due to the extremely high rents, lack of housing and limited council support. This has to change as people are suffering from being forced to stay in poor living conditions, experiencing mental health issues, being forced to stay in abusive relationships, bringing up their children up in poverty and families are facing financial ruin. This is putting pressure on numerous other services both locally and nationally. People cannot afford to save for a deposit, even a shared ownership, when they are left with something like £20 a week to live on. We must put pressure on the council to cap the rents in the area, stop all Thanet properties being bought for air b n bs and second homes as a matter of urgency and stop landlords over charging. This crisis is stopping the people that have lived here all their lives and fed into the local economy and worked so Damn hard, from living a basic happy existence, when they should have a decent quality of life. The seaside belongs to us locals and we want it back. Thanet used to be sneered upon as a holiday destination let alone somewhere to live and now it’s the trendiest place in Kent. Give us our houses back and let us live happily and financially comfortably with our children where we grew up! 

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