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Generation Rent is very much on the left and very much in favour of rent control.

They've already tried but this is a Tory government so they cannot completely destroy the private rented sector.

But be sure that if Corbyn/Labour get in power soon this will be implemented no matter the economics against it.

Anecdata: My brother is a small-C conservative who is very worried about Corbyn precisely because he is expecting Corbyn to introduce rent controls. However, he also recently said, and I quote: “The conservatives cannot be trusted with the economy“. Given the current clown-car-on-fire-in-a-dumpster that is British politics right now, I would give 50% odds of the next election happening within one year and equally divided odds the largest party after that election being Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, or Brexit Party.

Not that this contradicts anything you’ve just said.

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