Rent Regulation


It would be interesting to get some thoughts on this proposal from Living Rent in conjunction with Common Weal:


Good well researched paper that Gordon Maloney has clearly spent a lot of time on.

Deliberations …

Whether it really incentivises repairs and improvements probably depends entirely on where that cap of Rent Affordability ever sits.

Not enough said (besides the first para of page 12) about the redress mechanism when landlords simply ignore the rules - which they absolutely would. I wasn’t expecting chapter and verse on it but certainly more than we got.

I really hoped to see at least some speculation or deliberation on how local authorities really resource this.

I also hoped to see some analysis (written in English) there in footnotes on how the Dutch system is working for the Dutch.

Good to see Living Rent putting this out though. It makes for a very interesting read and contribution.