Rent Controls

Rent Controls

The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP told the Housing, Communities and Local Government select committee last week that he is 'not in favour' of rent controls.

Giving evidence to the select committee on the topic of possession reform, Mr Jenrick said:

"I am not in favour of rent controls. As I said, that has proven to be very negative for both landlords and tenants in the past, and I do not want to see any move in that direction."

The topic of rent controls arose, because it was included in the Government's recent consultation on reforming the possession process, in which concerns were raised about rent levels if Section 21 powers were abolished.

Mr Jenrick told MPs the consultation had received more than 20,000 responses.

Transcript from the House Of Commons meeting:



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