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Shelter is calling for permanent tenancies to become the legal minimum norm for all private renters.

A social housing commission set up by Shelter also wants to see some form of rent controls, plus a new consumer regulator, similar to the Financial Conduct Authority, which will register, monitor and enforce social and private landlords which have over 25 homes.

Its report says: “Social renters are more protected from eviction but they face stigma and indifference – and their complaints go nowhere.

“Too many private renters are stuck in insecure, unaffordable tenancies, too frightened to complain about poor conditions or rent increases for fear of eviction.”


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