Housing and Planning

New regulations will only worsen housing crisis



IEA research featured in The Times

In the Media

Julian Jessop quoted in Business Leader

Matthew Lesh quoted in The Huffington Post

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been quoted in The Huffington Post criticising new renter’s reform proposals and arguing that they will worsen the housing crisis.

The article said:

In one aspect, this is a great bit of potential legislation – Gove would stop Section 21, where tenants have to move in the next two months, otherwise their landlord can apply for a court order to kick them out.

“But, this could put landlords off altogether.

“The Institute of Economic Affairs previously warned the BBC: ‘Making it harder to evict residents is only likely to make it harder to rent.'”

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