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Living through continuous displacement: resisting homeless identities and remaking precarious lives

The UK private rented sector (PRS) has evolved substantially over the past 15 years and has been the focus of significant policy change. Adequate data availability is key to understanding the sector, the way in which it is changing and the impact and effectiveness of different policy measures. A wide range of surveys and other statistics provide a considerable amount of information on the sector. However, concerns have been raised about several key data gaps which hinder our ability to understand the impact of recent legislation and develop effective regulatory responses.

This briefing paper identifies and provides a critical commentary of the main data sets which are available across the UK.

Author(s): Scott Orford, Jennifer Harris
Published: 01 September 2020
Categorised in: Private rented sector
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