Should rent controls be brought in?
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Should there be tighter controls on the rental market?

A survey commissioned by the Victoria Derbyshire programme suggests most renters want the government to intervene in the market.

One in five people lives in private rented accommodation, with many spending over a third of their income on rent.

Labour have said they will introduce rent controls if they get into power, which caps the amount landlords can charge, but the Conservatives say that is not the answer.

Chi Chi Izundu spoke to mum-of-three Emma, who has struggled to find a long-term home and wants an added safeguard of three-year tenancies.

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  • 17 Nov 2016
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