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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


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.


The private sector provides homes for millions of people, including an increasing number of families. This means that the decisions landlords have to make about their portfolios can have an impact on an increasingly large number of people. In addition, there are many different types of landlords and we don’t know enough about what motivates their business decisions and what might cause them to change their practices.

The research for Shelter drew on interviews with a range of stakeholder organisations and private landlords across England.

The report can be downloaded below.



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Project Start Date

February 2017