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Housing Market Analysis

Mortgage markets and access to owner occupation for younger households
OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 196: Changes in the regulation and control of mortgage markets and access to owner-occupation among younger households
NHBC publish 'Moving insights from the over-55s. What homes do they buy?'
The over-55s are an important and growing segment of the new-build housing market and this report looks at the reasons why the over-55s move and what types of homes they buy.
Provision of expert advice on UK Housing Statistics
CCHPR provided expert advice to the Regulatory Arm of the UK Statistics Authority in its review of Housing Statistics.
The impacts of family support on access to homeownership for young people in the UK
The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) commissioned CCHPR to undertake research that focused on the relationship between parental background and young people’s access to homeownership. This research formed part of SMC’s role as an advocate for social mobility in the UK, and informed the 2016 State of the Nation report to Parliament.
Using household income data at micro-level to aid social housing providers’ decisions on affordable rents levels, ‘pay-to-stay’ and other market-based policies
This project aimed to increase the usage of our recent research to develop an optimal method to estimate household income distributions at the very local level.
Refining the recent release of the ONS ‘Travel-To-Work Areas’ for housing planning purposes
This project objective was to refine the ONS Travel-To-Work Areas for Cambridge to make them more appropriate for housing planning purposes.
Downsizing and moving in later life - new build housing or existing stock?
This research explored why older households move in later life, the size of property they moved to and why they choose either new build housing or existing stock. It considered what the house building sector can learn from their experience and what opportunities that this presents to the house building sector.
Estimated net income distribution of working households by household type and locality
This project estimated working households’ net income distributions at local authority level. 'Net income' was defined as income excluding income-related benefits – most notably, Housing Benefit.
Validation of an objectively assessed housing need for West Oxfordshire Council
West Oxfordshire Council commissioned CCHPR to validate projections of housing need in the selected local authority areas up to 2031, which was set out the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA).
An economic and spatial analysis of the future development of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire
This work aimed to assess: (1) The current economic profile of Wisbech; (2) The likely future economic role of Wisbech under different scenarios; (3) The sectors most likely to have potential for future employment growth; and to make (4) Make broad recommendations for future economic and spatial strategies to 2020.
Housing markets in the Channel Islands
This overview of housing markets and their economic context in the Channel Islands, based upon secondary data, was commissioned by One Savings Bank.
International review of land supply and planning systems
The JRF Housing Market Taskforce had identified land supply as a key reason contributing to housing market volatility and problems of housing affordability in the UK. This desk based research aimed to assess which policy approaches to land supply and land markets would be most likely to work in the English context.
Market Intelligence toolkit for Orbit Housing Group
This project involved tightly focused research to critically assess the market intelligence that Orbit needed to develop in support of effective decision making over future decades in terms of asset management, investment and potential expansion.
CIH UK Housing Review 2018
Access to mortgages and home ownership for young people; International perspectives
Community Currencies
A paper by Gemma Burgess has been published by the International Journal of Community Currency Research.
Challenges for our home ownership safety net
Dr Peter Williams, former Director of CCHPR, has contributed to a report on mortgage borrowing.
Housing Policy: Some Alternative Views
Early in his career, Mike Oxley wrote an article on the state of the UK housing market in 1977. Reading it again, it would seem that policy makers today seem to be facing many of the same issues.
Economic and social impacts of housing
The Scottish Government commissioned CCHPR to write a literature review on the subject of the social and economic impact of housing.
The operation and dynamics of the housing market and the form and nature of regulation of the surveying profession
The RICS commissioned CCHPR to conduct a detailed investigation and make recommendations for action on some of the issues involved in the recent global financial turmoil and the linkages with the real estate profession.
Economic and housing market downturn and potential impact on renters and rented sectors
This is an ‘expert panel’ study for CLG looking at the impact of the economic and housing market downturn on the rented sector of the housing market.
Regional and sub-regional analyses: Residential mobility of social tenants and those entering Low Cost Home Ownershipin the north of England
This study concentrates on four aspects of household mobility in the northern regions:The results reflect a generally immobile sector across all regions in the north with very little systematic pattern in terms of the mobility that does occur.
Residential mobility of social tenants and households entering Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO): A comparison of London and the Northern Regions
This report compares the residential mobility of social tenants and households entering LCHO in London with mobility in the northern regions of England.
Secondary Analysis of Housing Market Data
This short project using secondary data to analyse the role of the social sector in different kinds of housing market was part of a suite of secondary projects commissioned by JRF to inform their thinking about housing markets. The results were presented to the JRF at a special event in York.
Brighton and Hove Housing Research
This short piece of work was conducted for Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority to help them to think imaginatively about housing as a barrier to further economic development and how to overcome this. Focus group discussions were held with employees of major companies and a brainstorming session involved key local stakeholders.
Uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector
Our mini-project for the Centre for Digital Built Britain looks at the uptake of digital tools in the UK house building sector. It provides a ‘state of the nation’ report into the opportunities and barriers to the uptake of the digital tools, standards and processes that are collectively known as Building Information Modelling (BIM).

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CCHPR awarded funding to shape the future of research

Jun 21, 2018

We're delighted to announce that the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) will fund CCHPR to establish a Digital Built Britain Housing Network.

Will mobilising the added value of planning boost the construction of affordable housing in Portugal?

Jun 08, 2018

Dr Sónia Alves has written a blog for the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) in Lisbon. Earlier blogs for ICS looked at lessons from the past for future housing policy in Portugal, and talked about the importance of international comparative analysis in providing a clearer understanding of policies impact on economic and social outcomes. In her blog, Dr Alves emphasises the potential value of land-use planning in the provision of affordable housing for low and middle income families.

We're recruiting for a researcher to join our team

Jun 04, 2018

CCHPR are recruiting for a Research Associate/Research Assistant to join the team.

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