Thirty years on from the 1988 Housing Act, the private rented sector is out of control

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Thirty years on from the 1988 Housing Act, the private rented sector is out of control

Post by Admin on Tue May 08, 2018 11:21 am

In 1988, Margaret Thatcher’s government introduced the Housing Act in a bid to expand the private rented sector in the United Kingdom. The act greatly shifted the power balance in favour of private landlords, through ending rent regulations and creating a new tenancy which allows landlords to evict tenants for no reason.

Thirty years on, its legacy is one of insecurity and homelessness.

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2018/05/06/thirty-years-on-from-the-1988-housing-act-the-private-rented-sector-is-out-of-control/
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Re: Thirty years on from the 1988 Housing Act, the private rented sector is out of control

Post by Brutus on Tue May 15, 2018 11:15 pm


Wasn't it the purpose of the Act. To "free" the "private sector"?
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