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Longer tenancies, a national register of rogue landlords and transparent letting fees are among the simple steps the Government should take to protect the UK’s nine million private renters, according to hundreds of people backing a Hackney Council petition delivered to ministers today.

In his final speech as Mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe spoke about the impact of the Olympic legacy in Hackney and the need to ensure the economic success that the Games helped to create is felt by all those living in the host boroughs.

Letting agents must be transparent about fees they charge to potential tenants and landlords, Hackney Council has warned, after 1 in 5 businesses in the borough were found to be breaching new rules to protect renters.