The private rented sector (PRS) has expanded and evolved significantly over the last fifteen years. After nearly a century of decline, its resurgence places it at the heart of the housing system. This, in turn, has prompted a range of policy interventions and responses, the nature and extent of which have differed across the UK. Debate continues over how policy can most effectively respond to the challenges arising in the sector.
The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) is collaborating with the TDS Charitable Foundation and the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to undertake a broad and diverse programme of research on issues relating to developments in, and operation of, the UK private rented sector. The broad objective of the programme is to contribute to improving standards in the sector. This aligns with the key charitable objective of both the TDS Charitable Foundation and SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust to raise standards in the private rented sector by advancing education on housing rights and obligations.
This programme of work is based within CaCHE’s governance theme, led by Professor Alex Marsh of the University of Bristol.
For more information contact Dr Jennifer Harris.
Project team: Professor Alex Marsh, Professor Ken Gibb, Dr Jennifer Harris, Dr Gareth James
- Understanding landlord behaviour in the private rented sector in the UK
- UK Private rented sector data
- Innovations in Housing Advice
- Alternative approaches to resolving housing disputes
- Improving compliance with private rented sector legislation
- Assessing compliance with deposit protection requirements
- Housing and wellbeing in the private rented sector
- Introductory blog: Tackling issues in the private rented sector
- Publication: The private rented sector in the UK
In the news
- Scottish Housing News (June 2019): Ground-breaking research aims to improve standards in private rented sector