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Blow for rent controls as Berlin scheme ruled ‘unconstitutional’

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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

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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

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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’

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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...

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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...