Private Rented Housing

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 1977.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Freeson Mr Reginald Freeson , Brent East 12:00 am, 16th March 1977

Private rented housing has been in decline for many years and for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the attractiveness of the other main forms of tenure. As the consultation paper on the review of the Rent Acts explains, we are concerned to safeguard the interests of existing private tenants, to arrest the physical decay of the stock, to encourage letting to meet particular social needs and to encourage new forms of social ownership and management from within the private sector.