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As an increasing number of people find permanent homes in the private rental sector, issues of contention between landlords and tenants will be more frequent. Right nowabout 3% of the population has the legal right to evict more than 20% of households, and so security of tenure will become a key area of debate and discussion. The issue must be addressed, unless government is happy for a significant proportion of its population to exist at the whim of a much smaller percentage, and is willing to deal with the social, health and economic fallout from that.
Sirr, L. (2016) Deposit scheme is welcome — but we’re still playing catch-up. The Sunday Times 27.03.2016. doi:10.21427/gg9g-sn90