Comment on Labour's commitment to social housing
28th September 2017
Adam Challis, Head of residential research at JLL comments: "Jeremy Corbyn has put housing squarely back in the centre of the domestic political agenda. It is right that we uphold the emerging lessons from the Grenfell Tower fire and continue to learn from that terrible disaster. Other elements of the speech, such as rent controls, should be viewed with caution. There is a wide swathe of examples - including pre-1989 in the UK itself - that show the negative impacts of tight controls on rents."