Victory for tenants as Santander backs down on rent rise clause

In the face of co-ordinated action from renters’ groups across eight cities, Santander bank have confirmed that they’re backing down and removing a clause from their mortgage contracts that required buy-to-let landlords to “take all steps to ensure… the maximum increase in the rent which can reasonably be achieved”. They now say that they are “in the process of removing it from our terms and conditions.”

ACORN Organiser and tenant Jonny Butcher says: “With tenants facing a triple burden of insecurity, poor standards and already extortionate costs, Santander’s rent rise clause was making it harder for tenants to afford a home. This is another victory for renters power!”

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