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Understanding landlord behaviour in the private rented sector in the UK
Understanding landlord behaviour and decision making is important for researchers, policy makers and practitioners concerned with how to raise standards in the sector. 

Understanding landlord behaviour and decision making is important for researchers, policy makers and practitioners concerned with how to raise standards in the sector. However, existing research on landlord behaviour has mostly been explored from the perspective of tenants with a focus on its impact, rather than on the causes.

This study explores the landscape of landlord behaviour in respect to key decisions that affect tenants’ ability to make a home and investigates the drivers that influence their decisions. The findings are based on a survey completed by 1,002 landlords from across the four nations of the UK and on 68 in-depth interviews with landlords, letting agents and experts in the field.

Author(s): Jennifer Harris, Alex Marsh
Published: 07 November 2022
Categorised in: Private rented sector
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