Understanding the discrepancies between the number of tenancies in the private rented sector and the number of deposits protected

Project Summary

This project will seek to understand the discrepancy between the number of tenancies in the private rented sector and the number of deposits protected.  Does the difference represent a lack of understanding of the need for deposits to be protected, weak enforcement, deliberate avoidance or something else?  The study will explore what might be done to secure higher numbers of deposits protected across the UK.

Timeline: December 2019 – March 2020

Team: Dr Jennifer Harris (Lead Researcher), Professor Alex Marsh (Co-Investigator and Theme Lead), and Dr Gareth James (Knowledge Exchange)

Theme: Governance