An MP has signed up with a campaign to bring in standards for heating in rental homes to ensure tenants do not pay too much for their energy bills.
The Portsmouth News reports that Penny Mordaunt, who represents Portsmouth North, has joined a number of lobby groups and charities to call for a minimum standard in private rented properties. This standards should lower energy bills.
She told the newspaper: "It's unacceptable for anyone to have to live in a rented home so cold and expensive to heat that it forces them into fuel poverty or makes them ill.
The Tory MP added: "That's why I've signed a parliamentary petition backing a new law to ensure that these dangerously cold rented homes are brought up to a minimum standard of energy efficiency."
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