Sadiq Khan to launch rent cap for London’s PRS homes ‘next week’

first_imgHome » News » Sadiq Khan to launch rent cap for London’s PRS homes ‘next week’ previous nextRegulation & LawSadiq Khan to launch rent cap for London’s PRS homes ‘next week’Policy bid is rumoured to be given green light next week but has been savaged by Tory mayor candidate Shaun Bailey as ‘disastrous’.Nigel Lewis10th July 201901,903 Views Next week Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to ask central government for powers to introduce rent controls in London, it has been claimed by Conservative mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey.Khan has been looking at introducing a ‘stabilisation’ form of rent control that would cap rent rises within London’s private rented sector after doing a U-turn on the policy recently.Last year Khan said in a consultation document that: “The Mayor will consider what measures would limit unacceptable rent increases without negatively impacting on housing supply, and how they could work in the capital”.Rent cap controlsKhan does not have the powers to introduce such a policy yet, but late last year revealed that he thought the “housing crisis is now having such an effect on a generation of Londoners that the arguments in favour of rent stabilisation and control are becoming overwhelming”.The proposed rent cap powers are expected within his much anticipated ‘London Model’ blueprint for the capital’s rental market.It has been in development since last year and is expected to also include proposals for mandatory open-ended tenancies.But the mayor’s proposals have been savaged by Shaun Bailey (left) in a series of tweets, calling the proposal to introduce rent controls ‘disastrous’, claiming that they would “would take a bad London housing and rental market situation and make it worse”.“Over time rent controls push landlords out of the market – reducing supply – and generate less investment in properties, lowering the quality on offer,” he said.“Does London really want to be a place like New York where people scour the obituaries hoping to score a ‘rent-controlled’ flat?”.ren cap Shaun Bailey rent controls Sadiq Khan July 10, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img

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