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Nothing on here so far about this? Or should this be limited to the Greater London thread. Anyway - thoughts? Perhaps ones opinion on whether caps or other form of control is a good idea aligns with ones opinion on the mayor in general
Can Berlin Buy Its Way Out of a Housing Crisis? Interesting read about tools that many UK towns could implement. Berlin borough councils cap rents. They also have first refusal on any building coming up for sale. A loophole for the rent cap is luxury renovation. But here the council often strong arms developers into signing an agreement not to carry out another loophole renovation for 20 years - otherwise it will exercise its right to purchase the property itself. Full article at: City Lab