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Blow for rent controls as Berlin scheme ruled ‘unconstitutional’

Germany’s highest court has ruled that Berlin’s rent cap is unconstitutional, leaving renters facing the prospect of paying backdated rent.

Step away from ‘disastrous’ rent controls campaign, landlords urge Sadiq Khan

Landlords have heavily criticised London mayor Sadiq Khan’s latest ‘disastrous’ plans to introduce rent controls in the capital, claiming they would leave...

REVEALED: Why rent controls have been an utter failure in Scotland

Scottish Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs) have proved so ineffectual that no council has been able to meet the stringent tests giving them...

RENT CONTROLS: Sadiq Khan makes another bid to introduce London ‘freeze’

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for a two-year rent freeze in the capital until the Covid pandemic eases during...

Labour reveals new shadow housing minister, but will party change direction...

New minister is Thangam Debbonaire who has a short track record on housing and has yet to reveal whether she backs...

Rent controls central plank in Sadiq Khan’s mayoral re-election bid

Mayoral Election: London’s mayor Sadiq Khan says the mayoral election is nothing less than a referendum on rent controls.

Minister takes rent controls off the table…

Rent Controls: In a pre-elction boost for buy-to-let landlords, housing secretary, Robert Jenrick has indicated that he is not in favour...

RLA research says rent controls will hurt tenants

Rent Controls: The controversial issue of rent controls, as proposed by Labour and the Mayor of London, divide opinion...

Scottish Labour leadership contender pledges rent controls

Rent Controls: Richard Leonard, in his campaign to succeed Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader (now elected leader), has staked his claim to introducing a...