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Shelter: "We need to fix the rental market"

18 October 2013 Last updated at 13:35 BST

The housing charity Shelter has called on the government to fix the rental market.

It comes after LSE announced rents were at record high - with average prices of £757 per month in September.

Shelter claims that allowing tenancies of up to 5 years would help tenants have more stability to plan their finances better.

Antonia Bance, Shelter's head of campaigns, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "In the long term we need to build more homes but right now it's crucial we sort rents out... so families can put down roots."