Housing and Planning

Landlord clampdown likely to further increase rents


In the Media

Prof. Len Shackleton quoted in i news

In the Media

Prof. Len Shackleton writes for The Express

Matthew Lesh quoted in The Mail

IEA Director of Communications and Public Policy Matthew Lesh has been quoted in The Daily Mail responding to the government’s newly published rental reforms which will introduce a whole host of new obligations for landlords including a ban on ‘no-fault’ evictions.

Matthew said:

“Landlords will inevitably be more selective about who they offer properties to and charge higher rents when they cannot quickly evict bad tenants. That is likely to disproportionately hurt those who are poorer, younger, and from minority communities.

“New eviction rules and burdensome regulatory standards will only worsen the rental property shortage and record-high rents. The housing crisis won’t be solved by fiddling with rental rules.”

Read the full article here.

Matthew’s comment was also referenced in Politico’s London Playbook, Property Industry Eye, Landlord Today, and The One World News.