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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.