In the context of the growth of private renting in the UK, this research examines the characteristics of households living in the sector. Using statistical analysis, the research identifies key sub-sectors of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and discusses the different needs that these groups have.
Understanding and responding to the diversity of households within the PRS is vital if the sector is going to meet people’s growing needs
Stock transfers occur when local authorities dispose of all or part of their rented housing to an external organisation, usually a housing association. Tenant involvement in this process has developed over more than 20 years. However, research with tenants who have been involved in stock transfers highlights the deficiencies of the current arrangements for supporting their involvement.
A new approach to increasing the supply of privately rented housing through institutional investment is proposed in Building New Homes for Rent. Drawing on experts from a range of sectors, the report discusses the current barriers to the build-to-let market in the UK and presents a model that can address these by bringing together housing associations and institutional investors to develop and manage market rented homes.
This research analyses the growth of Housing Benefit claimants numbers in Great Britain in 2010 and 2011. Particular attention is paid to the rapid growth in the number of in-work Housing Benefit claimants.
This research briefing outlines key learnings for regeneration policymakers and practitioners, with a particular focus on the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder, Bridging NewcastleGateshead, which ran from 2003 to 2011 in the North East of England.
BSHF is funding this research project with a leading social housing provider, Metropolitan Housing Partnership (MHP) which seeks to identify the sustainability impacts of how people live in their homes.