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Private Rented Housing: Rents

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 13196, tabled on 6 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will commit to not developing any forms of rent control as part of the planned white paper and legislation on reform of the private rented sector.

Answered on

14 June 2022

The Government does not support the introduction of controls on the amount of rent that landlords can charge in the private rented sector. Historical evidence suggests that rent controls would discourage investment in the sector and would lead to declining property standards as a result, which would not help landlords or tenants.