Think tank Civitas argues tenants of private landlords should be able to stay in their properties for as long as they wish, with rent increases linked to inflation. Civitas said a new regulatory regime was needed in the private rental sector to prevent landlords exploiting the shortage of homes at the expense of tenants and taxpayers. The private rented sector is expected to account for more than one third of the UK's housing stock by 2032, with many tenants relying on help with rents. The number of private renters needing housing benefit has more than doubled in the past decade, from 722,000 in 2003-4 to 1.7m in 2013-14.
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