Call for participants

We would like to learn more about the challenges faced by people, living on a low income, who rent their home in the private sector; and what you think needs to change.

We are inviting renters to take part in a virtual focus group lasting approximately one-hour and a half. We will ask about your experiences of living in the private rented sector, how any challenges you’ve experienced as a tenant affect your daily life, and what you think could improve your or others’ experience.  It will be friendly and informal; you don’t need any specialist knowledge and all responses will be anonymised.

You will receive a £30 voucher as a thank you for taking part.

The focus groups will take place online as a video call through Zoom or Microsoft Teams, but you do not have to have your camera on.

We have availability in the following focus group sessions:

Are you eligible?

  • A private renter in Scotland
  • Not in full-time education
  • Household income of £30,000 or less, and/or claiming Universal Credit/other benefits

To make your voice heard and help improve the private rented sector in the future, please contact Dr Tom Simcock to book into a focus group or alternatively use one of the EventBrite links above. If you wish to participate a more detailed information sheet will be sent to you and a consent form.



Date: October 20, 2021 8:43 am


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