We’re currently undertaking some research for the London Assembly into rent controls and stabilisation. If you own property in London, we'd love you to tell us your views
Bridging the gap between social and market rented housing in six European countries” by Marietta Haffner Joris Hoekstra, Michael Oxley and Harry van der Heijden was originally published by IOS Press in the Netherlands
New research out today looks at the possible impact of different types of rent controls in the private rented sector. The project, commissioned by Shelter, explored the possible effects of six different rent control options, proposing different limits to rents and changes to security of tenure.
The lack of coherent national data on homelessness makes measuring the true scale of youth homelessness a real challenge. This in turn presents a challenge for those trying to end homelessness and for government to ensure effective allocation of funding so that young people receive the support they need. Most data currently collected by governments across the UK relate to the statutory homeless; those found eligible for help under the Main Homelessness Duty. However, this provides only a limited picture of the scale of homelessness. Centrepoint commissioned us to carry out this research to produce an up-to-date estimate of the number of young people aged 16 to 24 experiencing homelessness during the course of a year.
UK Housing Review Briefing Paper was launched at the annual CIH Conference on 23rd June. This is an updated companion volume to the full review published earlier in the year.