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Data Analysis for Second Evaluation of Private Rented Sector Licensing Scheme within Newham

This project assesses the impact of the compulsory landlord Licencing Scheme which has been operating in Newham since 2013. Drawing on the four-wave panel data of a tenants’ survey, configured by Newham Council the data allows analysis on a range of spheres of tenants’ welfare, local environments and property management, addressing statistical bias and allowing consideration of the sustainability of any impacts over a longer term.

London Borough of Newham was the first local authority to introduce a borough wide licensing scheme in 2013 with the aims of:

  • improving conditions for tenants;
  • ensuring landlords and managing agents are operating at the same minimum professional standard;
  • helping to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Newham Council commissioned CCHPR to assess the impact of the Licencing Scheme on a range of spheres of tenants’ welfare, local environments and property management, addressing any bias as much as possible and allowing consideration of the sustainability of any impacts over a longer term. The study also utilises administrative data held by the council covering information pertaining to housing and PRS licensing, as well as relating to ASB and enforcement.

CCHPR Contact

Funder

Newham Council

Project Start Date

June 2016