This short independent review was undertaken by the authors at the request of the Residential...Read More
Regulation & Enforcement
There are over 150 laws and 400 regulations when it comes to letting Private Rented Sector homes and often it is the tenant left paying the price.
Complex regulatory systems are pushing up rents and preventing more investment in the private rented sector at a time when it needs to expand to help tackle the housing crisis. All this while criminal landlords continue to operate as local authorities fail to use their enforcement powers.
This research explores the experiences and attitudes of private landlords to longer-term tenancies in the private rented sector (PRS). We focus on the current barriers to landlords offering longer tenancies and their thoughts on the UK Government’s proposed three-year tenancy model as detailed in the Government Consultation on the Barriers to Longer-Term Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector.Read More
How Fire Safety Standards are currently Set, Implemented, and Enforced in Residential Accommodation: The aftermath of Grenfell Tower
This report sets out how fire safety standards are set, implemented (i.e. complied with) and...Read More
The current top two political issues on the agenda are Brexit and Housing, with increasing attention being directed to policy changes in the private rented sector (PRS). However, our research identifies that government policies are having unintended consequences that could be making it more difficult for many tenants to find a home to rent.Read More
Housing is rising up the political agenda. This report provides research findings that help us to make sense of the impact of recent policy changes.Read More
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