Natalie Elphicke OBE, Chief Executive of the Housing & Finance Institute, writes for Conservative Home.
"Over the last 15 years Britain has embarked on a housing experiment that has failed six million people, the majority of whom have been the young and the least well off. The experiment has been the state-supported explosion in private renting.
Successive Labour and Conservative governments have overseen a doubling of private rented housing since 2002, at the expense of both home ownership and social housing. Just 15 years ago, people would have been expected to own their own home or live in social housing. Now, too many have little choice but to live in the private rented sector..."
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