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The government is creating more roque landlords

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We’ve come to expect it from some, but when even landlords with a social purpose are thinking twice about who they allow as tenants we know a change is needed.

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Tenants need regulations, not accreditation, Boris

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Boris Johnson is setting a ridiculously low bar for landlords and letting agents.

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Miliband is offering ‘generation rent’ a radical and attractive alternative

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Ed Miliband will today announce plans to cap excessive rent increases and give tenants greater security over tenancies.

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Towards a one nation housing policy

Yesterday the Labour Housing Group published its long-awaited ‘One Nation Housing Policy’ paper – ’50 Policies for Labour’ – beginning the process of providing Labour with a coherent housing strategy for the next General Election.

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Rents are going to continue rising until the government regulates them

Ask anyone on a low to middle income renting in London if rents are too high, and you’re only going to get one answer.

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We need less corporate socialism for private sector landlords

The UK housing debate is increasingly focused on who the housing system serves: the nation’s needs or vested interests that seek to preserve tenure-based wealth inequalities.

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The Immigration Bill does little to solve the real housing issues

This week the government launched a consultation into their proposal to require private landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants.

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Private landlords colonising housing market, preventing first time buying

Private landlords are out bidding first-time buyers and pushing house prices out of the reach of many young people, according to a new report.

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We can’t just build our way out of this housing crisis

Do you want to wait thirty years until house prices are at affordable levels again? I doubt many priced out renters in the capital would be happy to put up with the status quo for that long, but that could be the prospect if we just rely on building more homes to solve the housing crisis.

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A challenge to ‘In the Black Labour': Housing benefit will continue to rise unless we tackle the buy-to-let market

In a follow-up to their 2011 report In the Black Labour, Graeme Cooke, Adam Lent, Anthony Painter and Hopi Sen reaffirm their commitment to fiscal conservatism.

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