Average monthly private rents in London increased by 32 per cent between 2012 and 2019 Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has called for more powers to cap rents in the capital. This view was adopted by the Labour party who pledged to cap rent rises for private tenants during the 2019 general election. Recent polling shows the popularity of controls: 68 per cent of Londoners are in support, and only 4.4 per cent of those aged 18-35 opposed rent controls.
 Valuation Office Agency, Average Private Rents, Borough, https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/average-private-rents-borough, (accessed 30 October 2019).
 Greater London Authority, Mayor to develop ‘rent control’ proposals, 23 January 2019, www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/to-tackle-affordability-crisis, (accessed 8 November 2019).
 Niemietz, K., Rent controls: popular but wrong, IEA, 5 January 2017, https://iea.org.uk/rent-controls-popular-but-wrong/, (accessed 2 December 2019).