Old fashioned rent control: what is it good for?

Eye-catching retail offers on housing have become a party conference tradition, as much part of the furniture as the stuffy airless room or terrible phone signal.

Today Jeremy Corbyn stepped up to the plate with his.

A centrepiece of this was some intriguing language around rent control. He said:

“And we will control rents…Rent controls exist in many cities across the world and I want our cities to have those powers too and tenants to have those protections.” This is … Read more