Tuesday, 3 June 2014

How Rent Controls Work In Other Countries

One of the issues that often crops up when people talk about housing and the difficulties tenants experience with the UK’s private rental sector (high rents, insecure tenancies, etc) is rent control. Controls are meant to bring extra stability for tenants but critics say it’s a recipe for forcing landlords out and decreasing supply. Since most of us will only ever have experienced rent control through US sitcoms (Monica’s apartment in Friends, anyone?) we got in touch with people who’ve actually lived in rent controlled places and had a bit of a dig around.

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