Housing challenges faced by low-income and other vulnerable privately renting households

This report sets out the findings of the evidence review for the for the Tenants’ priorities for reforming the PRS in Scotland project, undertaken collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Huddersfield (previously Edge Hill University) and CaCHE.

A rapid evidence review of previous research was conducted to understand what is already known about the experiences of low-income renters. The review included 106 research sources, including around 2,060 low-income private renters voices captured, either in formal or informal approaches through the studies reviewed.

The review identified nine deeply interlinked areas of challenges faced by renters. These are (1) access to properties to rent; (2) affordability; (3) security of tenure; (4) quality and property conditions; (5) a sense of home; (6) disputes; (7) demographics; (8) geography and displacement; and (9) COVID-19.

Authors: Adriana Soaita, Tom Simcock, and Kim McKee


Date: September 30, 2022 12:01 am

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