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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research

 

This series of papers looked at rent restructuring and housing association movement towards target rents during the period 2004 to 2011.

 

Project Publications:

Target rents in relation to market levels: 2008/09

This paper evaluates target rents in terms of the restructuring regime objectives by examining to what extent the target rents are employing market logic in their formation to reflect the policy objectives, with a main emphasis on a comparative approach. On the assumption that market rents are currently close to equilibrium, this paper compares target rents to private rents in an attempt to capture the extent to which fairness and affordability are delivered by the target rents.

Housing Associations and the Movement to Target Rents 2008 to 2009

Each year the TSA published data in the form of a Rents Factfile, a paper that compares actual net rents to target rents as at 31 March of two consecutive years. The Factfile was produced on behalf of the TSA by Dataspring. This most recent paper examines the extent to which actual rents moved towards target rents in 2008 and 2009 and describes the annual change in gross rents for the period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009.

Target rents in relation to market levels

This paper looks at housing association target rents and how they differ from private sector rents, in an attempt to capture the extent to which affordability is delivered by the target rents.

Evolution of rent caps

This paper updates and builds on previous analyses to show how rent caps have affected rent determination and assess the extent to which the introduction of a larger number of property size bands and higher rent caps has reduced the incidence of rent caps.

Housing Associations and the movement to target rents, 2007 to 2008

Each year TSA published data in the form of a Rent factfile, a paper that compares actual net rents to target rents as at 31 March of two consecutive years. The Rent factfile was produced on behalf of TSA by Dataspring. This paper compares 31 March 2007 and 31 March 2008 and examines the extent to which actual rents have moved towards target rents. It also describes the annual change in gross rents for the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008.

The Use of Rent Caps in the Rent Restructuring Regime, 2005/06 and 2002/03

This paper outlines the magnitude of the impact of rent caps on rent determination. It also examines where the rent caps have an effect and whether the impact is concentrated among a particular range of housing associations.

Property size and rent caps

This paper shows how rent caps have affected rent determination since the rent restructuring regime was introduced and assesses the extent to which the introduction of a larger number of property size bands and higher rent caps has reduced the incidence of rent caps.

Housing Associations and the movement to target rents, 2006 to 2007

Each year TSA published data in the form of a Rent factfile, a paper that compared actual net rents to target rents as at 31 March of two consecutive years. The Rent factfile was produced on behalf of TSA by Dataspring. This paper compares 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2007 and examines the extent to which actual rents have moved towards target rents. It also describes the annual change in gross rents for the period 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007.

Housing Associations and the movement to target rents, 2005 to 2006

This report compares actual (net) rents to target rents as at 31 March 2005 and 31 March 2006 and examines the extent to which actual rents have moved towards target rents. It also describes the annual change in gross rents.

Housing Associations and the movement to target rents, 2004 to 2005

This Sector Study compares actual (net)rents to target rents as at 31 March 2004 and 31 March 2005 and examines the extent to which actual rents have moved towards target rents. It also describes the annual change in gross rents for the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005.

Rents Briefing Paper Four: Understanding the rent-restructuring formula for housing association target rents

This Briefing Paper seeks to give a better understanding of how the rent-restructuring formula works in practice. It examines the three elements of the rent restructuring formula: relative property values, relative average earnings, and the bedsize weight.

Housing Associations and the movement to target rents, 2003 to 2004: Sector Study 37

This report was TSA's annual report on housing association rents and rent changes. It examines the extent to which actual HA rents have moved towards target rents over the period 31 March 03 and 31 March 04.

Rents Briefing Paper Two: The spatial pattern of target rents and their relationship with actual rents, 2002/03

This Briefing Paper describes the spatial pattern of target rents across England and the extent to which target rents differ from actual rents. It also assesses whether the patterns vary across property sizes and across HA size, as well as across regions and districts.

Rents Briefing Paper One: The distribution of housing association rents within local authority areas in the first year of rent restructuring

This Briefing Paper describes the spatial pattern of housing association rents across England in the first year of the rent restructuring regime.

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Project Start Date

14th September 2004