A new poll has found that less the 10% of Brits are not in favour of Mandatory legal limits being imposed on housing rents. This Poll is based on a survey done on behalf of Generations rent which asked over 1000 people and has found out that only 6.8% said that they were either strongly against rent control or somewhat against it.
The Full question that was put to the respondents last month read:
“Over Recent years, rent have been rising faster than the average wage in the UK. In some cases, people support a system of “Rent Control” “Where the government has limited the rate at which rents can be increased disputing this would make renting more affordable for tenants. Others have opposed “rent control” stating that it would lead to a shortage of properties landlords were willing to rent out.
Now the question asked is would you support or oppose the proposal in which the Government would introduce a “Rent Control” System in the UK?
Out of those asked, 59% of them backed rent control and thought it was a good idea, 34% openly said that they didn’t have an opinion on the matter. Throughout all political parties rent control was popular. UKIP had 58% of their party voting yes, alongside 55%of the conservative supporters, 68% of labour Supporters and 70% of LibDems Supporters all backing controls.
77% of the Private Sector tenants were in favour of these measures saying it was a great idea. There was also a high level of endorsements from homeowners 56% of whom backed the measure
Commenting n the findings, Generation rent director Alex Hilton said the results “indicate a concern and sympathy for the older generations and for a large amount of the younger generation that have been condemned by high house prices and to a life time of rent slavery”
He added “Private Sector are now spending upwards of 40% of their income on rent. By supporting rent control, politicians will have an opportunity to do something that could have a real, beneficial impact on millions of people whilst also saving tax payers money through the housing benefit bill, £9 billion of which would go straight into the pockets of private sector landlords