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2017

Projects commencing in 2017
Modelling the impact of taxation reform on the PRS

Significant policy changes affecting the private rented sector have the potential for a serious impact on the centre as the majority of landlords face increased taxation. The Residential Landlords Association commissioned research to develop an economic model of the finances of PRS landlords and property investors in order to identify the wider impact of the recent taxation reforms.

Developing income-linked rents for CHS Group

Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CHS Group have commissioned CCHPR to explore how CHS Group can set rents that are genuinely affordable for its clients. This research will inform CHS’s policy on rent setting beyond 2020 and, at this opportune time, provide an opportunity to influence sector thinking and relevant government policy.

Shared housing for non-resident parents

Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.

Landlord portfolio management - past and future

This research explored how landlords manage their portfolios and make decisions over buying and selling stock. It was commissioned by Shelter in order to explore how landlords manage their businesses, how this might affect tenants and how this might change in the future.

Research into Letting Agents Fees to Tenants in Wales

The Welsh Government funded CCHPR's research into fees charged to tenants in the private rented sector across Wales

Using incentives to improve the private rented sector for people in poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned CCHPR to investigate how to improve the English private rented sector as a source of accommodation for people in poverty. The project explored whether taxation could be used to incentivise private landlords to improve the affordability, conditions or security of rented housing.

Building Better Opportuities - New Horizons

CCHPR has been commissioned to evaluate the New Horizons programme. New Horizons combines elements of financial inclusion, digital inclusion and employability delivered by employees hosted delivered from hubs in Peterborough, Wisbech, Kings Lynn and Cambridge with rural outreach. This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

University of Cambridge Housing Needs

CCHPR have been commissioned by Estate Management to explore the University's options for meeting staff housing needs. Estate Management are responsible for the development, management and maintenance of the University of Cambridge estate.

Valuing Planning Obligations

CCHPR participated in a collaborative project entitled Research into the Incidence and Value of S106 and CIL. Led by the University of Liverpool, the project was funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Private rented sector and buy to let mortgage market: five year outlook

OneSavings Bank plc (OSB) commissioned research from CCHPR into the private rented sector and buy to let market. This will helped develop a deeper understanding of the drivers of the market.

London Strategic Housing Initiative Evaluation

Trust for London and Citizens UK have commissioned CCHPR to undertake the evaluation of an initiative aimed at improving housing in London for citizens on low incomes.

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Three new PhD students begin their studies under CCHPR

Dec 05, 2018

Chilombo Musa, Chris Blundell and Fareza Mustafa are now PhD students at the Department of Land Economy, supervised by Dr Gemma Burgess.

Cambridge alliance secures £72 million in government funding to drive innovation and boost construction

Dec 03, 2018

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) at the University of Cambridge has joined a new alliance with the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) to transform the way that infrastructure in the UK is designed, built, and used.

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