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Reasons Revisited: Rent Control

How do we tackle the housing crisis? It’s a question we’ve looked at several times over the years, but it hasn’t become any less pressing. This week, new statistics showed that rents are rising at their fastest rate in almost a decade. We delve into some of the potential solutions, from rent control to long-term tenancy agreements. We hop into our RTBC time machine and go back to 2017, where we speak to Grace, a tenant in a rent-controlled flat and Greg Beales from housing charity Shelter. Last year we also talked to Maria Vassilakou, the former deputy mayor of Vienna, to ask whether we can learn anything from the city’s approach to social housing.


See you on Monday for our next episode of Reasons to be Cheerful!


Listen to RTBC Episode 4: Take back (rent) control: All power to the tenants! (2017)


Listen to RTBC Episode 265: Home sweet (social) home (2022)


Learn more about the work of Shelter and their recent research, including information on the Renters Reform Bill

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