A recent report by Civitas made a number of recommendations as to how the private rented sector should be reformed, including:
Making indefinite tenancies the norm, with tenants allowed to stay as long as they like provided they observe the terms of the lease.
Restricting in-tenancy rent increases to a ceiling linked to inflation or earnings.
Greater incentives for private landlords to invest long term, for example through capital gains tax exemptions and depreciation allowances.
Exempting new-build homes from the requirements on indefinite tenancies and rent restrictions to encourage landlords to invest in new stock.
What is your response to each of these recommendations, in respect of how they might apply to London?