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Ed Miliband to unveil far-reaching rental market reforms

Labour plans longer tenancy agreements and rent increase ceiling as Tories accuse him of ‘Venezuelan-style rent controls’

A future Labour government would ban landlords from evicting tenants as a quick way of increasing rental income, Ed Miliband will announce on Thursday as he outlines the most far-reaching changes to the rental market in two decades.

In a policy designed to be one of the most eye-catching elements in his campaign to tackle the “cost of living crisis”, the Labour leader will pledge to introduce three-year tenancy agreements with strict rules to make it more difficult to evict tenants.

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