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The effects of rent controls on supply and markets

last modified Jul 07, 2015 01:40 PM
New research out today looks at the possible impact of different types of rent controls in the private rented sector. The project, commissioned by Shelter, explored the possible effects of six different rent control options, proposing different limits to rents and changes to security of tenure.

The research estimated that some forms of rent stabilisation would have only a very modest impact on average rent levels, and hence a limited dampening on an otherwise fast-growing private rented sector.  However, many private landlords were strongly adverse even to very limited measures, creating a high  degree of uncertainty over actual responses.

Shelter have drawn on the research to formulate their own policy briefing.

The full research by CCHPR can be found here